School News May 28th 2015

School Awards.

The awards ceremony was held in the sports hall on Friday week last.
Junior and Senior Sports Awards.
Junior Girl—Emma Quinn.
Junior Boy–Tadhg Mulligan.
Senior Girl–Mollie Crossley.
Senior Boy–Jack Heslin.
Project Awards.
Construction Studies–Carter Jackson.
Engineering–Ronan Mulligan.
DCG–Alan Tuthill.
Ag Science–Shane Keighran.
Art –Alice Egan.
LCVP–James Mitchell.
Metalwork–Shane Cox.
Woodwork–Gavin Gordon.
J.C. Art–Caoimhe Wrynne.
Home Economics–Maeve Bohan.
Students of the Year.
First Year–Roisin Burke,Cormac White.
Second Year–Aoife Shanley, Peter Connellan.
Third Year–Kate Fallon, Joe McCaffrey.
TY–Muireann O Kelly, Glen Ward.
Fifth Year–Shannon Kilkenny, Kaolan Harkin.
Leaving Cert–Claire Rogers, Ronan Gordon.
Overall student of the year–Celine Mulligan.
Best Junior Cert Result  2014–Ethan Harkin.
Best Leaving Cert Result 2014–Anna Ceroni.
Gaisce Awards.
The following received their awards,Catherine Forde, Gearoid Mulligan,Ciara Mc Govern, Dearbhaile Beirne,Wiktoria Fangor, Aoife Byrne, Rebecca Creamer, Jessica Dobson and Aifric Madden.
Transition Year Bake off.
Ms McCarville organised a bake off over a number of weeks, Ms Duffy was the judge and the winner was Nessa Kellegher with Lillie Crossley as runner up.
Transition Years say Thanks.
Feedback from the group is extremely positive towards the employers who took on the students for their work experience.Thanks to all the employers who facilitated students in  gaining valuable experience in the world of work.
Gaisce 2015.
The following students spent two days at the Lough Allen Adventure Centre as part of the requirements for the award. Wiktoria Fangor, Dearbhaile Beirne, Aoife Byrne, Rebecca Creamer, Jessica Dobson, Aifric Madden, Emma Kiernan, Laura Gill, Claire Bohan, Laura O Neill, Eira Gaffey, Conor Doherty, Jack Keville, Oisin Fox, Amy Cox,and Niamh Donnelly.The President’s award leaders are Ms A.Hargaden and Ms Reynolds.
Good wishes.
We wish all our readers and the school community a safe and happy summer break.
Thanks
We thank the Leitrim Observer for publishing our school news this past year.

School News May 21st 2015.

Soccer tournament.

A five a side competition has been organised with ten teams participating. It is a fundraiser for fifth year student Seamus Sweeney, who will travel to Lourdes this year as a helper, on the Ardagh pilgrimage. Thank you to Ms.Hanly for her help with some of the planning. Well done done Seamus on showing  initiative and generosity in volunteering.
History trip
Fifth and sixth year history students had a guided walking tour of Dublin city centre with a particular focus on areas associated with the 1916 rebellion. They then proceeded to Glasnevin cementary where they visited the republican plot and visited  other graves and tombs of famous Irish people. They also visited the onsite museum. Mr. Nolan and Mr. Mulvey accompanied the students on their trip.
The Field
Third year English students attended Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre to see the John B. Keane classic, a highly acclaimed awarding winning performance of the play which is on the current English syllabus. The 2015 production marks the 50th anniversary of the first staging of the play.Locals Seamus O’Rourke and Michael Harding have leading parts in the play. Ms. Reynolds accompanied her class on this trip.
Nathan Corbett
Nathan, a native Australian, is eleven times world kick boxing muaythai heavy weight champion. He spoke to fifth year students regarding his career in the sport and the sacrifices he has had to make to reach the top. He was in Leitrim with Cloone native, Ciaran Mitchell who is head of the UK karate federation
Congratulations
Ryan Shanley TY student has received a merit award for his entry in the ‘Write a Letter Project 2015’ promoted by Carrick on Shannon Education Centre. The presentation was held in the Landmark Hotel. Luke Jones and Rachel Prior were also highly commended for their entries. Ms. Reynolds promoted the project in the school
Bereavements
We sympathise with Ryan Lennon and his family on the death of his grandfather, Frank Lennon. We extend our sympathy to Caoimhe, Eileen and Alex Canning and their family on the death of their aunt Frances Canning. May they rest in peace.

School News May 14th 2015

The Italian Job (TY Tour)

We arrived in Bergamo Airport Milan and got a bus to Sirimonie for a cruise of Lake Garda.  We used cable cars to get to a viewing point of Lake Garda and the mountains before returning to the hotel.  On Saturday we went to Venice and made the last part of the journey by water taxi and we got a guided tour of this most unique city.  We returned to our hotel and used the pool.  On day three we visited the theme park Gardaland and got some gelato on our way home, followed by another visit to the hotel pool and dinner.  On our last day we went to Verona and saw Juliet’s balcony and the amphitheatre – we also got a guided tour of the city.  Our bus took us back to Milan to the Orio Shopping Centre.  The weather was fabulous – 28 degrees most days.  We had a great tour and thanks to Ms. Hargaden Ward, Ms. McCarville and Mr. Gannon for minding us.
                                                                                                                    Ellen Keegan, Lillie Crossley and Heather Maxwell.
“Share Centre Lisnaskea”
The fifth years had a day of activities in the above centre.  “On arrival we met our instructors and divided into groups.  We participated in three land activities – go karting, laser tag and group games.  After lunch we donned our wet suits and headed for the water for canoeing and pier jumping”.We had a great time. – Shauna Diffley.
Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Mulvey accompanied the students.
Connacht Athletics.
Seven students attended the Connacht Schools Athletic finals in Athlone.
Eoin Gaffey came first in the racewalk and Conor Mulligan came third – both qualify for the All Ireland.
Dearbhaile Beirne came first in the Steeplechase at Intermediate also qualifying.
Sinead McNabola came third in the junior walk and her sister Ashling came second in the senior walk.  Sibeal Reynolds was most unlucky not to qualify in the Intermediate Long Jump.  Alannah McGuinness also competed.  Ms. Yorke travelled with the students.  We wish good luck to those who have qualified for the All Ireland competition.
Leaving Certs.
The Leaving Cert School Mass took place on Tuesday week last.  – the celebrant was Fr. Murphy.  The theme was “the next chapter” and the mass was enhanced by the high participation levels of the students.  The introduction, readings, ceremony of light, prayers of the faithful, presentation of gifts and the choir and music were all taken by the students.  Rev Linda Frost, Church of Ireland was in attendance.  Ms. Hanly and Ms. Colum prepared the students for the mass.
Bereavement.
 We sympathise with Ms Fitzpatrick and her family on the death of her grandmother Mary Kate Fitzpatrick. May she rest in peace.

School News May 7th 2015

European Union.

Mohill Community College was nominated by the EU “Committee of the Regions” to select two students and a teacher to attend a plenary session of the committee, where the future of the EU and the role of young people in Europe will be discussed.
Two students Ciara Quinn and James McHugh, fifth year students were selected by lottery to attend the meeting in Brussels during the period July 7th to July 9th.  The accompanying teacher  selected  is Ms. Reynolds.  They will be our ambassadors in Europe for those few days and we wish them well.
The John Paul 2nd Award.
These awards are dedicated to the memory of the late Pope John Paul 2nd  Through the award young people are enabled to take an active part in the life of their church and in the life of their community.  The young person makes a commitment to get involved in Church based projects for a number of weeks while also getting involved in a social awareness project of their choice.  Once the activities are completed the young person must put together a presentation reflecting  their experience.  We have eight students involved:- Jessica Dobson, Wicktoria Fangor, Shannon Kilkenny, Ciara McCrann, Roisin Moran, Aoife Cafferty, Emma Kiernan and Eira Gaffey.
The presentation of the awards will take place in September.
Rededication of St. Mel’s Cathedral.
Three students from the school will represent the parish at the rededication of St. Mel’s Cathedral on May 17th. They will have a role in the  ceremony – Jessica Dobson, Wicktoria Fangor, Ciara McCrann.
First Years in Dublin.
The first years visited Dublin Zoo as part of a module in CSPE on endangered species of animals.  They learned about the natural habitats of the animals and the reasons they have become threatened.  The title of the project is “Zoouardship”.
Ms. Colum, Ms. Dolan and Ms Kellegher accompanied the students.
Write here, Write Now”
Congratulations to Fiona McGowan Leaving Cert student who was shortlisted from thousands of entries from second level students. Fiona wrote about her experiences in Dublin from a few years ago.  The competion was organised by Hot Press and Dublin City Library and was judged by Roddy Doyle among others.  Ms. Yorke is Fiona’s English teacher.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Sorcha McGwynne and her family on the recent death of