Castleisland Community College Students Excel at ETB Awards

Castleisland Community College teachers with current and former students at the Kerry ETB Student Awards Ceremony. Front from left : Ruth Borgeat (inset) with Maebh Young, presenter; Mairéad Corridon, acting deputy principal; Theresa Landers, acting principal; Gemma Burke and Denise Crowley (Inset). Standing from left: Ryan Maguire, Ava Fitzmaurice, Nathan Egan, Siobhán O’Donoghue, Dr. Christina Fleming, guest of honour and past pupil; Seán Barrett, Tommy Boyle and Kevin Mahony.

Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB) held its annual student awards ceremony on Friday January 18th 2019 at its headquarters in Tralee.

Eight post primary schools throughout Kerry make up this organisation which serves close on 3,000 students and Castleisland Community College is one of these schools.

The awards cover all areas of school life including both academic and extracurricular activities.

Ryan Maguire – Academic Excellence Award

Ryan was presented with the School Academic Excellence Award for the highest points in the Leaving Cert 2018.

He was an exemplary student throughout his five years at Castleisland Community College.

Ryan had a particular flair for the science and technology subjects and is a worthy recipient of this award.

He is now studying Pharmacy at UCC where undoubtedly the traits he displayed at second level will assist him in his studies.

Kevin Mahony – Best Technology Award

Kevin Mahony: Best Technology Award and best technology student in all eight schools.

Kevin showed a great love for all three technology subjects very early in his days at Castleisland Community College.

He excelled in Metalwork, Material Technology Wood and Technical Graphics.

Kevin is now studying Primary School Teaching in Mary Immaculate College. He will no doubt inspire the youth of tomorrow to follow in his footsteps.

Siobhán ODonoghue: Junior Certificate Academic Excellence Award

Siobhán ODonoghue: Junior Certificate Academic Excellence Award – the highest points in Junior Certificate.

Siobhán exhibits a strong work ethic, coupled with this is her commitment to always do her best thus resulting in work which is consistently of a high standard.

Gemma Burke: Béaltrialacha Roghnacha sa Ghaeilge

Gemma Burke: Béaltrialacha Roghnacha sa Ghaeilge an Teastais Shóisearaigh.

Aois na hóige aois na glóire’ mar a deirtear agus tá sé fíor maidir le Gemma Burke.

Gemma was awarded 100% in her Junior Cert Oral Irish Examination, an accomplishment that only a select number of students across the country can boast of.

Nathan Egan: Student Council Award

Nathan has been a valuable member of the council since he was nominated by his peers when he was in first year.

He organises activities, is an engaging member and has an excellent rapport with other members of the council.

Tommy Boyle: Exceptional Involvement in school life at Junior Cycle

Tommy is actively takes part in the Student Council, which he has been a member of throughout Junior Cycle.

Tommy has also been involved in the School Music Group and has given freely of his own time to perform at school events.

Ava Fitzmaurice: Certificate of Sporting Achievement

Ava represented Ireland in Girl’s Boxing at European Tournaments where she won two gold medals to add to her All Ireland title in the girls 53kg category won in April 2018.

An all-round sportswoman,Ava has also won All-Ireland Community Games gold medals in athletics and basketball.

Seán Barrett: Certificate of Sporting Achievement

Seán represented Ireland at European level in U-16 Cycling and now Junior Cycling.

Sean is one to lookout for in a spórt which provides great opportunity for the kind of dedication and talent which he has in abundance.

Ruth Borgeat:Transition Year Award

Ruth was a mentor to first years, she was part of the national winning Young Social Innovator’s team.

She was the AIB Build a Bank Manager that reached the national finals and she was part of the Junk Kouture team that reached the regional finals.

Denise Crowley: Peer Mentor Award

Denise participated fully in the Peer Mentoring Training and showed great interest in learning the skills necessary to be a good mentor.

She showed great leadership qualities and understood the impact she had on those around her.

The management and staff at Castleisland Community College are very proud of all their award winners.

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