WISE WORDS FROM A PAST PUPIL
The annual Student Awards Ceremony in Cashel Community School is one of the highlights of the school calendar for the last 20 years.
This year guest speaker was past pupil Denis Vahey, class of 2005. Denis obtained a B.A. in History and Politics in UL having left Cashel Community School. Following this he travelled much of the world, and lived several years in the Middle East. He is now a commercial, portrait and advertising photographer based in Cashel but working nationally.
Denis spoke of the opportunities he received in Cashel Community School and of some of his memories of school life. He paid particular tribute to the care and support he received during his years and his abiding memory of his graduation mass to never settle for mediocrity and to always follow your passions.
In total 125 awards were presented in 10 different categories – Class Awards, Full Attendance, Creative Writing, Cultural, Sport, Best Leaving and Junior Certificate results, Leaving Certificate project work, Special Awards, The Meaney Scholarships and the prestigious Student of the Year.
35 class awards were presented to students. 45 students managed to achieve full attendance in the 2016/17 school year, while one student achieved full attendance for her entire time (2011-2017) in Cashel Community School.
Seven students obtained Creative Writing Awards in the areas of poetry, short stories and essays.