School News October 16th 2014

Transition Year.

The students have recently received training on how to record and chronicle their activities by using  an e-journal.
River Mania.
The thirty strong TY group have been in their wet suits and canoes on Fridays recently on Lough Rynn.   They have recently used the new rowing lanes and the entire project is promoted by River Mania, Carrick on Shannon.
Girls Basketball.
Ms. McGovern travelled with the U/16 and U/19 girls to Manorhamilton, where they played Coola V.S. and the home teams.  Mohill made a good start to the year by winning all four games.
Floral Pride
The school has won second prize in this competition for the sensory garden which is located just outside the southern staircase in the school grounds.  Well done to all who made this possible.
Business Studies Teacher’s Awards.
We congratulate the following who won awards based on their high grades in Business Studies at Junior Cert.
Aifric Madden, Robert O’Beirne, Ryan Shanley, Wiktoria Fangor and Dearbhaile Beirne.
Engineering Teacher’s Award.
Daire McKiernan won second place for his Leaving Cert Engineering project.  Daire completed his Leaving Cert last June.
Heather Devlin.
Heather was stolen from us at the young age of eighteen. She didn’t
have as equal an opportunity as others in her school to develop her
education, but Heather made the best out of her situation and with
fantastic support in the form of her parents, she absorbed whatever
she heard and learned that way, a trait to be admired. Another way
Heather made the best of all situations was her light heartedness. She
was forever cracking jokes and never failed to put you in a positive
mood when you were with her. One thing that put Heather herself in  a
good mood was drawing. She was particularly talented in sketching
scenarios from her favourite cartoons, and it was through this art form,
that Heather’s vivid imagination shone through. Heather left such
delightful memories with me of her beautiful personality. It’s
extremely unfortunate we cannot create more together, but thankfully
myself and her friends and family, have these memories of Heather
to keep her with us until we can meet her again.
Tribute by Ella Mulkerrins
Senior Boys Football.
Mohill recorded a one point win against Coola V.S. in a home game last week.
Boys U/14 Football
Mohill played Ballinamore C.S. in a home game and lost.  Mr. Beirne is in charge of this team.
Student V Staff Soccer.
The annual fundraising Halloween joust is scheduled for Friday October 24th.  The match is coordinated by TY students and a boy and girl are selected from each year group to participate.  Rumour has it that staff are staying back after school for intensive training!
Good Posture for First Years.
First Year students attended a class on good posture and how to  sit in class and in particular how to lift and carry heavy schoolbags.  The class was facilitated by the Bradley clinic and organised by Ms. Kellegher.
Poetry Aloud.
On Wednesday 15th October,2014 a group of  36 second year students
from Mohill Community College travelled to Mullingar Arts Centre to
take part in the Poetry Aloud competition.They competed against
colleges from Mullingar ,Rochfordbridge , Roscommon ,Killina and
Dundalk.
Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition open to all
post-primary students on the island of Ireland. It is organised by
Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland.
Each student had to recite two poems from the designated anthologies.
When Seamus Heaney won the David Cohen Prize for Lifetime Achievement
in Literature, he nominated Poetry Aloud for the accompanying Clarissa
Luard Award, and he remarked, ‘I truly believe Poetry Aloud deserves
all the support it can get,because it promotes literature,and, in
particular, poetry, widely,intimately and to inestimable effect. But
fundamentally, I choose it because it brings poetry into the memory
and affections of the young in a way that will make it a lifelong
possession and value.”Well done to Eabha Kenny who has progressed to the semi finals of the competition.
Ms Myra Reynolds and Ms Amanda Dolan  organised the trip and travelled
with the students.

Bereavement.
We sympathise with Megan Cosgrove and family on the death of her grandfather.  May he rest in peace.