Magh Ene College recently celebrated their students achievements at their annual awards ceremony where over 200 students were honoured for their hard work and achievements throughout the year in areas ranging from academic excellence to extra-curricular activities, sports and the arts.
The College Choir opened the night followed by Ms. Aishling McGrath, Project Officer with WorldWide Global Schools who presented the Global Schools Passport in recognition of the students work in development education.
The College’s Rugby achievements were acknowledged by Mr. Neal Johnston who earlier coached a training session. Neal who is Rugby Officer with the IRFU complimented the girls on their performance in the All Ireland Rugby 7’s played in the Aviva Stadium recently. He then presented a cup to the U15 Girls Rugby County champions.
Continuing with a sporting theme Mr. Christy Toye addressed the audience giving a motivational talk to students on building on their successes and achieving their full potential. Christy worked with students on the Sky Sports programme developing life skills through sport. He presented sports awards for Athletics, Basketball and Gaelic football. The senior team who played in the County A division final were presented with medals.
The school’s Principal, Mr. Pat Tighe and Deputy Principal, Ms. Colette McAree complimented students on their hard work, commitment and dedication. This resulted in high levels of academic achievement within the school and recognition from outside agencies in national competitions. Students were acknowledged on successes in a range of areas such as Young Scientist, Sci fest, AIB Build A Bank, Irish Debating, Enterprise Awards, Gaisce The President’s Award, representation on Donegal Youth Council and the European Youth Parliament. Film production was singled out as a new departure for the school with two films receiving national acclaim in the film world.
The night ended with a presentation to the student leadership team and the announcement of Head Boy and Girl for the 2016 – 2017 school year. All students were wished every success in their upcoming exams.