Today was a nerve wracking day for students all over Laois but it was also a proud day and a huge milestone.
And some of the nerves, excitement, relief and pride were in evidence in Portlaoise College this morning.
Staff, family and friends were all present to mark the achievements of the class of 2018.
They received their Leaving Cert results from 9am this morning.
Principal Noel Daly was on hand to congratulate each of them on their brilliant achievement.
Over 60 pupils took the exams in June and each of them were present today.
See pictures of the students receiving their results below: