Knockbeg College’s annual Parents’ day and Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday of May 18 in St Claire’s Church in Graiguecullen.
The school wants to thank Fr Dunphy and all associated with St Claire’s church for allowing them to use the facility to celebrate our end of year mass and Awards Ceremony.
Mass was celebrated by Bishop Nulty, Fr Dunphy and Fr Furlong which was broadcast live via the parish webcam where students tuned in from their classrooms.
Monsignor Byrne has been a marvellous ambassador for Knockbeg College down through the years.
He has been a valued member of the staff and has been instrumental in getting the new school to the stage it is currently at.
He celebrates 60 years of being ordained a priest this year and all at Knockbeg College want to acknowledge his passion for the school and congratulate him on reaching such a huge milestone.
He was presented with a framed photo of Knockbeg College by the Board of Management.
Every year Knockbeg invites members of the previous year’s leaving cert class who have achieved outstanding results in their leaving cert.
From last years leaving cert class cohort, the school congratulated Brodie Feeney on being a recipient of an entrance scholarship to Trinity College Dublin. Also to Ciaran O’ Hagan who was awarded an entrance scholarship to Dublin City University.
Juozas Cioladis, a third year student has been selected as the recipient of a tennis scholarship and will be attending the McCaulie School in Tennessee from next September for his fourth year in secondary school.
2019 was a particularly good year for Juozas having been awarded Player of the Year from Tennis Ireland. He currently ranks #2 in Ireland in u16 age category. Knockbeg congratulates him and wish him well in his studies abroad.
The Parent’s Council Award is awarded to a student or students whom the staff feel have contributed in a positive manner to life in Knockbeg.
This year it was felt that the entire sixth year group had a lot to contend with after being discommoded, due to the lockdown, due to the uncertainty, while all the time trying to focus on what are very important upcoming exams.
Knockbeg’s Head Prefect, Sean Tuomey, accepted this award on behalf of the Leaving Two Class of 2020/2021.