A large crowd gathered in the foyer area of Piper’s Hill College on Thursday May 26 to celebrate the graduation of one hundred and twenty Leaving Certificate students. This was a memorable evening for everyone. The graduation ceremony began with a beautiful performance of the song Ready by the school choir. This was followed by a procession of the graduates to their seating. Individual students then presented symbols of their years in Piper’s Hill College, these items represented the various stages in their journey through junior and senior cycle. Teachers and students read passages which reflected the special times and experiences had by each.
Head girl and head boy Aisling Cahill and Cameron O Byrne then spoke about their and their class group’s experiences in Piper’s Hill College. They thanked the staff for all their help and guidance in the last number of years. Recipients of awards were then announced with numerous students being mentioned for rewards across the various spectrum of school life. Main awards recipients were, Student of the Year traditional Leaving Certificate, Marissa Honeyman and for Leaving Certificate, Applied Paula O Connor. The main sport awards were presented by Mr Carroll Vice Principal. The boys award went to Jack Sheridan and the girls award to Clodagh Walsh. The Principals award was won by Steven Smith. Mr O Connor addressed the audience and commended the class of 2016 for their very positive contribution to school life during the last number of years. He advised students on the value of forbearance in life and being prepared and equipped for the twists and turns which are part of life’s journey. The evening was rounded off by a refreshment reception in the school canteen for students, their families and staff members. The whole evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the religion department who coordinated the event. Piper’s Hill College wish all students the very best of luck in their forthcoming examinations.