Slideshow: St Louis Junior pupils shine

The considerable accomplishments of Key Stage 3 pupils at St Louis Grammar were celebrated at the school’s annual Junior Prize Giving.

At the event, which was held in the school on Monday, September 21, teacher Mr H Mussen provided an overview of the many curricular and extra-curricular achievements of students in the junior school during the last academic year.

The five St Louis students who were joint recipients this year of the 'McCrea Cup', which is awarded for the top performance in Year 10.  From left to right: Caoimhinn Gormley, Bronwyn McAuley, Dr McAleese, Maria Buckland, Martyn Doherty and Neska Connon. (Submitted Picture).

The five St Louis students who were joint recipients this year of the 'McCrea Cup', which is awarded for the top performance in Year 10. From left to right: Caoimhinn Gormley, Bronwyn McAuley, Dr McAleese, Maria Buckland, Martyn Doherty and Neska Connon. (Submitted Picture).

Their success was evident by the vast range of trophies, medals and certificates which were awarded for sporting triumphs, academic attainment and commitment to school life.

Kilkenny hurling legends, Denis ‘Rackard’ Coady and James McGarry presented the sports awards during the distribution ceremony and Mr Coady also captivated students with a speech which emphasised the importance of self-respect and respect for others if you are to succeed in all areas of life.

Past pupil and Antrim Camogie star, Dr Louise McAleese was the guest speaker for the academic section of the event.

Dr McAleese shared details of the range of opportunities that she had while a student at St Louis, which had contributed to her life and career so far.

She encouraged students to work hard and to ensure that, whatever their chosen profession, they feel happy and fulfilled. The message that went out from the school and all who attended on the day was - “Well done to every student who received an award – you thoroughly deserve the success and recognition.”