On Friday, 16th September Scholars from all over Louth and Meath converged at Coláiste na Mí in Navan with their proud parents and families to celebrate outstanding achievements in this year’s Leaving Certificate.
The school assembly area was festooned, the school’s music ensemble and choir were in place and refreshments awaited guests. Engineers, doctors and scientists of the future took their place at the podium and heard splendid commendations.
The annual presentation of Academic Awards for the students from each of the LMETB schools and centres who had achieved the highest academic grades was made by CE of LMETB Mr. Martin G O’Brien and Education and Leadership Officer, Ms. Elizabeth Lavery.
A very well attended awards ceremony saw students from both Louth and Meath receive beautiful specially engraved cut-glass awards marking their achievements.
Presentations were made to students representing LMETB’s schools and centres. Schools and centres from Louth included Scoil Uí Mhuirí, O’Fiaich College, Youthreach Dundalk, VTOS Dundalk, Bush Post Primary, Youthreach Drogheda, VTOS Drogheda and St. Oliver’s Community College Drogheda.
School Principals made short speeches of commendation for each student.
The Principals told how their students attain the highest levels possible and yet retain an all-round balance. They described the contribution the students had made to their schools and how they excelled not only in academics but also on the sport’s field, in voluntary activity and as colleagues with their fellow students.
CE of LMETB Martin O’Brien who presided over the ceremony complimented the parents, the teachers, the school Principals and most of all the students themselves on their outstanding achievement.
He said that “results of this nature can only be achieved by the combination of hard work by students, exceptional teaching skills by teachers, support from family and active and visionary leadership by the outstanding Principals and Coordinators who now lead the schools and centres of Louth and Meath Education and Training Board”.