Prize Day 2019

Posted on : October 26, 2019

Sligo Grammar School’s Annual Prize Day was held in Calry Church on Wednesday 23rd October. The Church was filled to capacity as the whole school turned out to celebrate the accomplishments of their classmates. This year the guest speaker was Dr Ken Byrne senior lecturer in UL and the Irish Representative on the International Panel for Climate Change. He spoke about the importance of education in the challenges ahead and said that, although climate change was a major issue, there was room for optimism if we all took on the challenge to effect real change in our own lives.  On Prize Day the school acknowledges the academic and extra curricular achievements of the students. Prizes are given for a wide range of subjects and activities. As well as rewarding academic excellence the school also rewards excellence in effort across all subjects.  At senior level subject awards are given, many of them presented by parents, past and present, past teachers and local businesses. Many special awards are presented including ones for Public Speaking, Canoeist of the Year,  Dedication to Sport and Religious Education. The Perry Cup for TY Student of the Year was presented to Emma Gallagher by Mr. John Perry. The Farra Cup, presented to the student who contributed most to school life, this year went to Juno Ellison. The Headmaster’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Leaving Cert. went to Conall O’Dwyer who achieved 625 points, the maximum possible, in the Leaving Cert 2019. Another outstanding achievement this year was our Junior Cert 2019 student Conor Robinson who is one of only 82 students in the country who achieved the perfect score in the  Junior Cert. exam.  He was awarded the Gold Medal for Junior Cert presented by Damien Tansey Solicitors. The Silver Medal for the junior Cert was presented to Robyn Scott.

 





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