The Art, Model Making and Handwriting County Final took place on Sunday 1st April in the Millpark Hotel Donegal Town.
Eleven areas were represented in the three categories and a total of 84 children took part. This is an increase on last years numbers with a lot more interest shown in the handwriting competition, now in its second year. A big thank you to the judges John Daly, Georgina Casey, Aideen Connolly and Lys Brown who had the difficult task of choosing the prize winners. Thank you to the Mill Park hotel and staff for all their help and for providing the ballroom free of charge. Finally a big thank you to Gillian, Anja, Shirley and Kieran for helping with registration and supervision throughout the event. Prize winners are as follows:
U8 Girls; Jenifer Doherty Clonmany, Sophie O’Donnell Bundoran, Eva Drummond Ballyshannon.
U8 Boys; Conor Lynagh Mevagh, Shane Delahunty Ballyshannon, Maithiu Tierney Bundoran.
U10 Girls; Aisling Green Mevagh, Sindhiya Shankar Letterkenny West, Susan Gallagher Bundoran.
U10 Boys; Eoin Bond Letterkenny West, Christian Kivlehan Bundoran, John Mathews Milford.
U12 Girls; Emer McGonnigle Ballyshannon, Rachel McGee Bundoran, Aoibhinn McBride Milford.
U12 Boys; Dylan Dorrian Milford, Dylan Fitzpatrick Bundoran, Joe Reid Donegal Town.
U14 Girls; Shannon O’Donnell Ballyshannon, Cora Bond Letterkenny West, Bronagh Carr Fanad.
U14 Boys; Rory Gallagher Milford, Jack Green Mevagh, Joseph O’Donnell Ballyshannon.
U16 Girls; Katie Hoad Donegal Town.
U16 Boys; Patrick Gallagher Milford.
U10 Girls; Roisin Feeney Donegal Town, Leah Travers Ballyshannon, Liby Morrison Mooney Milford.
U10 Boys; Oisin Smith Ballyshannon.
U12 Girls; Anna McFadden Mevagh, Danielle Travers Ballyshannon, Nolwenn NiDonnabhain Donegal Town, Megan Friel Milford.
U12 Boys; Aaron Darbon Ballyshannon, Kai Weir Donegal Town.
U14 Girls; Niamh Doherty, Donegal Town, Megan McBride Mevagh.
U14 Boys; Mark Gallagher Ballyshannon, Dylan McBride Mevagh.
U16 Girls; Norma Taggart.
U10 Girls; Hannagh Logue Fanad, Katie Bell Donegal Town, Sophie McCauley Letterkenny West. U10 Boys; James McNamara Donegal Town, Jack Gibons Fanad, Leo Chen Milford.
Well done to all who took part and good luck to the 1st prize winners who will represent the county in the National Finals in Athlone on the last weekend of May.