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