Congratulations to our previous winners
Spring Term 2016:
Robert McLaughlin. This Easter and the year previous, Robert travelled to “Kidane Meheret” Orphanage in Ethiopia completely funded by himself. He volunteered and stayed at the orphanage for two weeks and also brought educational and medical supplies with him. Those that know Robert will know that his enthusiasm and desire to help others is overwhelming. His accounts of the children living there with little chance of adoption is both heart-breaking and inspiring. A remarkable young man that will surely make a huge impact on the lives of many others in the years to come. Well done Robert.
Jacob Kennedy. Has been accepted into the IYGO (Irish Guitar Orchestra) following rigorous auditions. This is the first national classical guitar orchestra. Auditions were held in Derry Waterford cork Limerick and Dublin. The age range is from 13 to 23 so he was up against some stiff competition. They will be touring during the summer ending with a concert in The national concert hall and will be playing with two internationally acclaimed guitar quartets. Jake has won the ESB Feis in 2014 for under 15's classical guitar and is now playing with the LPSM string orchestra and the LPSM Guitar Orchestra. He has also recently joined the Choral Scholars based in Sandford Church. Well done Jacob.
And finally, the team award this term goes to the Minor Boys Hockey Team who won the John Waring Tournament. The first time this has ever been won by a High School Team - All Ireland Champions. A superb achievement by the team and coaches.
Well Done to all our winners and Thank you again for your nominations.
Congratulations to the winners of the Summer Term 2016 Student Achievement Award:
Ruby Keating and Megan O'Brien - Ruby and Megan played on the Leinster team which won the Rugby 7's U18 Inter Provincial series in Tullamore. Following this win, both girls were selected for the Irish women sevens development squad. Megan was presented with her first Irish international cap following the European championships in Belgium in 2015, while Ruby has since gone on and won her first Irish international cap at the European Championships in France this September 2016. Well done Ruby and Megan.
Katie O’Connor - Congratulations to Katie who was selected for the Irish team of four for the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). Katie went through a long selection process and many weeks of training to make it onto this team for the second year in a row which is a significant achievement. This year's event is took place in Busteni in Romania and the Irish team were more successful than in any previous year. Well done Katie.
Conor Empey and Harry Lynch - Congratulations to Conor and Harry who were both selected to play for Ireland over the summer at the European Hockey Championships. Superb achievement. Well done Conor and Harry.
Well Done to all our winners and Thank you for your nominations.
H.S.D. Parents' Association
Guidelines for the Parents’ Association Student Achievement Awards