We have a remarkably talented cohort of students at Woodbrook College and it is nice to be able to identify a select few who have shown a huge commitment to a specific area of their development and who have been celebrated as having been an exceptional performer in a chosen field.
This year we are recognising two:
Evan is an up and coming writer who not only received an exceptional grade descriptor in his English CBAs but who is also being recognised nationally as a gifted writer.
Evan entered the Trinity College Book of Kells Creative Writing Contest and received the Merit Award from Professor Daryll Jones for his endeavours.
The judges were astounded by the talent of the budding artists and writers of all ages who submitted entries and they found it very difficult to choose their winners in the competition.
RTE news anchor Sharon Ni Bheolain is an ambassador of the competition and said she was 'bowled over by the standard of entries'.
'People from every walk of life put their heart and soul into interpreting and visualising our most celebrated of manuscripts. Animals, birds and gospel scenes have all been gloriously re-imagined by our finalists and the colours and artistry leap off the page,' she said.
Enda is a talented footballer who has now joined the ranks of Dundalk FC and is well on the path to securing a career as a professional footballer. Highlighted by his peers as having an eye for a pass and great game management skills – we look forward to seeing him ply his trade for the International team someday.