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BVC Awards Day 2022

Congratulations to Leah Coleman, Senior Student of the Year 2022 and Katherine McGlynn Greene who was awarded the accolade for Junior Student of the Year at BVC's annual Awards Day 2022.
BVC Awards Day 2022

Bunclody Vocational College Awards 2022

Bunclody Vocational College hosted an end of year awards ceremony with a difference this year. Due to the growing numbers in the school, the school gym was not big enough to accommodate all the students so there were a number of Awards ceremonies throughout the week of the 23rd May, culminating in the Sixth year Graduation and Awards on Friday 27th May

The awards ceremony included an illustrious and varied list of awards to present, reflecting the enormous amount of work undertaken by students and staff during the year. The awards presented ranged from academic and class awards to JCSP, Merit and Enterprise awards. Attendance and sports achievements were also recognised.

This year the different awards were renamed to reflect the Ethos of WWETB schools, Bunclody Vocational College being one of those schools. Accolades were awarded for: Excellence in Education, Care, Equality, Community and Respect. While there were numerous Excellence in Education awards there were also awards given out to those who show a love of their subject (Spirit of Awards), those who show a great work ethic and those who have contributed to the Care, Equality, Respect and the School Community (Aitheantas, Solas and Class Spirit). There was a year long initiative to encourage students to read more and a number of students received Gold, Silver, Bronze and Book Worm Awards. BVC was also part of the Creative Schools programme this year and many students were awarded Creative Engagement Awards.

School Principal Mr Jay Murphy reflected on the year just gone and on the enormous effort and dedication shown by pupils and staff, during what was an especially challenging year. He thanked the Parent’s Council, the Board of Management, the Student’s Council the staff and students of BVC for all their hard work and support throughout the year. He commended the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Classes of 2022 for their diligence, hard work and resilience in the face of many challenges over the last two years and he wished them well in their exams in June. He commented on the range of awards given out over the week and commended all the students for their contribution to school life at BVC.


First Year

Excellence in Education: Bobby Watchorn, Abbie Cox, Cormac McKenna, Blaine Fraser, Caitlin Walsh, Chloe Slye, Farrah Jacob, Kevin Doran Doyle

Diogras (Consistent worker) Award: Shane Rellis, Cathal Treacy, Katie Kinsella, William Nolan, Gemma Roche, Mikey Farrell

Solas Award: Brandon Nolan (Community), Leona Ryan (Care and Respect).

Class Spirit: Leona Ryan, Caitlin Walsh, Kelsey Redmond.

Creative Engagement: Brandon Nolan, Farrah Jacob, Carla Byrne, Leona Ryan, Tomas Breen, Bobby Watchorn, Danielle Higo, Kevin Doran Doyle

Second Year

Excellence in Education: Awards: Emily Doran Doyle, Karolina Gabrite Ryan, Evelyn Bolger

Diogras Awards: Emilia Siekerske, Samantha McCormack

Solas Award: Jamie Nolan (Care), Gemma Dunne (Care), Nick Lukacuks (Care).

Class Spirit: Jamie Nolan, Cillian Jeffers

Creative Engagement: Rebecca Fraser, Evelyn Bolger, Emily Doran Doyle, Emma Cleary, Emilia Siekierska, Holly Redmond, Megan Redmond, Oisin O’Leary

Third Year

Excellence in Education: Awards: Kate McGlynn Green(History, French, Science, Geography, Music), Sam McCormack (Graphics, Engineering, Applied Technology, Wood Technology), Amy Bolger (Home Ec), David Henderson (Business Studies), Lisa Kenny (Maths) Nessa Keane (Irish), Sophie Roche (English), Abbie Doran Walsh (Art).

Junior Spirit of the Subject for the student who displays a passion for the subject and who worked diligently in this subject over the three years of JC.

Abbey Murphy (Irish), Sean Roberts (Maths, French, Science), Libby Moore Nolan (English), Kellie Cloke (Geography), Leah Hayes (Engineering), Meaghan Tobin (Nellie Foley Home Economics Trophy), Evie Williamson (Art), Ellie Watchorn (Business Studies), India Mernagh (PE), Sam McCormack (Technology, Michael Hegarty Wood Technology Trophy), Ciara Halpin (History), Tanya Gentleman (Graphics), Kate McGlynn Greene (SPHE), Sophie Roche (Music)

Solas Award: Libby Moore Nolan (Community, Care), India Mernagh (Community, Care), Same McCormack (Care).

Class Spirit: Meaghan Tobin, Bobby Ronan

Creative Engagement: Abbey Murphy, Lisa Kenny, Kate McGlynn Greene

Junior Student of the Year: Kate McGlynn Greene

Transitition Year

‘Excellence In’ Awards: Liam Sunderland (Coaching), Cian Murphy (Horticulture, Digital Learnng), Leah Barron (Future Leaders), Billy Phayres (Geography, Music, Science), Faye Jordan (Work Placement), Daire Keeley (Equality, History), Luke Byrne (Coding), Nadya Ahmed (Film making).

‘Spirit of ‘Awards: Patrick Murphy (Perseverance), Billy Phayres (Maths, Irish Language and Culture,Woodcrafts, Visual Art), Leah Barron (Bulb Planting, Music, Irish Language and Culture, Gaisce), Leah Doyle (Drama, Sports Journalism (Future Leaders), History), Daire Keeley (Home Ec), Niamh Redmond (English), Eabha Joy Duignan (French language and culture, School Community), Luiz Eufrasio (DCG), Liam Sunderland (Geography), Kevin Ryan Dunbar (Leaving your comfort zone), Jason Hosey Doyle (Horticulture), Dawit Bakale (Fitness),

Enterprise Awards: James Kenny, Emma Hayes, Niamh Redmond

Digital Leaders: Eabha Joy Duignan, Cian Murphy

Creative Engagement

TY Spirit of Creative Engagement: Cian Murphy, Creative Engagement Medal: Leah Barron, Billy Phayres.

Spirit of Junk Kouture: Emma Hayes, Faye Jordan.

Solas Awards: Billy Phayres (Community), Leah Barron (Community and Care), Charlotte O’Gorman (Care and Respect), Nadya Ahmed (Community), Cian Murphy (Community -Radio Station), Dawit Bakele (Community – Radio Station), Patrick Murphy (Community- Radio Station), Ciaran Murphy (Community), Josh O’Leary (Care and Respect).

Amber Flag Committee/Wellbeing /Committe: Eabh Duigan, Emma Hayes, Adam Warren, Leah Doyle, Nadya Ahmed, Daire Keeley, Cian Murphy, William Wilson, Charlotte O’Gorman, Zoe Irwin, Leah Barron.

Young St Vincent De Paul committee: Niamh Redmond, Leah Barron, Adam Warren, Nadya Ahmed, Leah Doyle, James Kenny, Nathan Coleman, Liam Sunderland, William Wilson.

Class Spirit: Josh O’Leary, Patrick Ryan

TY Participants of the Year: Nadya Ahmed, Leah Doyle, Leah Barron, Niamh Redmond, Cian Murphy, Billy Phayres, Emma Hayes

TY Student of the Year: Niamh Redmond

Fifth Year

Excellence in Education: Awards: Emer Cowman, Carson Fitzpatrick, Natalia Ryl, Abbie Gahan and Lilly Gortz

Diogras Awards: Chloe Tobin, Josh Thatcher, Shauna Doyle, Heather Boyce.

Class Spirit: Darragh O’Donovan and Heather Boyce

Sixth Year

Excellence in Education: Awards: Shauna McGoverns (English, Maths, History, Music), Leah Jordan (Engineering, Biology, Home Economics, French), Dylan Roche (Business, DCG, Geography, LCVP), Leah Coleman (Phys Chem, Home Economics, Biology), Amy Cashe (Irish, Art), Stephen Kenny (Construction).

Senior Spirit of the Subject: Ella Keane (English, Home Ec), Art, Callum Boyce (Geography), Leah Coleman (LCVP, Maths, French), Dylan Roche (Irish, DCG, Business), Casey Byrne (Engineering, History, Construction), Marcus Griga (PR), Jack Deacon (Biology), Jessica Brennan (Music), Stephen Kenny (PhysChem)

Class Spirit: Jack Deacon, Casey Byrne

Aitheantas: Leah Jordan, Casey Byrne

Creative Engagement: Callum Boyce

Meitheal Leaders: Leah Coleman, Leah Power, Leah Jordan, Amy Cashe, Courteney Roberts, Shauna McGovern, Dylan Roche, Cillian Dunbar

Senior Student of the Year: Leah Coleman

Sports Awards:

Juvenile First year girls player of the year: Chloe Slye

Junior Spirit of GAA: Corey O’Neill and Jack Doyle.

Rising Stars: Zoe Levingstone, Amelia Dziedzina.

Sports Leadership: Kevin Maher and Ben Power for coaching and organising First year soccer Blitz

Junior Camogie: Libby Moore Nolan

Junior Girls Footballer: Kellie Cloke

Junior Hurling: Ciaran Murphy

Junior Boys Football: Dawit Bakale

Senior Boys Hurling: Tadgh Byrne

Senior Boys Football: Callum Boyce

Senior Ladies Football: Shauna McGovern

Senior Camogie: Rebecca Codd.

Senior Boys Basketball: Adam Jeffers and Cillian Dunbar

Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Libby Moore Nolan

Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Shauna McGovern.

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