Leaving Certificate Class 2020 Honoured in DCC

10th September 2020

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Massive congratulations to the Leaving Certificate Class of 2020 on the receipt of their Results last Monday. We are so proud of each of our students and their achievements in a year of unprecedented change, which particularly impacted those in 6th year. Publication revealed excellent results for this year’s cohort with three students receiving in excess of 600 points while a further twenty students received circa 500 points and above.

We were delighted this morning to celebrate the achievements of a cohort of these students. Mr Creevey, Mrs Flynn and Mr Doyle welcomed students back to school where they were presented with a commemorative plaque recognising their excellent results. Mr Creevey spoke to students and told them how proud he was of their accomplishments this year despite the challenges and disappointments of the last number of months.

The Leaving Cert class of 2020 may not have been tested in the traditional written exams, but they most certainly have been tested in a litany of other ways this year. Their resilience, wellbeing and patience have well and truly been examined as the Leaving Certificate was postponed first and then cancelled in favour of Calculated Grades.

Huge congratulations to Sarah Oliver who received the maximum of 625 points and an incredible eight H1 grades. Sarah is hoping to study Financial and Actuarial Studies in University College Dublin when CAO offers are made on Friday 11th September.

Congratulations to Aisling Reidy (613 points) who hopes to attend Trinity College and study Global Business. Aisling has advised this year’s Leaving Cert Class to stay organised and avoid leaving studying until the last minute!

Many congratulations to Hannah Foley (601 points) who is also hoping to study at Trinity College where she hopes to take Management Science and Information Systems Studies. Hannah echoes Aisling’s advice, she has urged students to “do a little bit every day. Learn material as it comes rather than waiting to cram it all in at the end. Take time for yourself, your hobbies and your friends too. If you feel overwhelmed, don’t feel disheartened, take a break and pick it up again the next day with a fresh mind.”

The Award recipients were: (in alphabetical order):

Elizabeth Akinwande
Nathan Byrne
Rachel Callender
Lara Carroll
Fionn Dineen
Hannah Foley
Kevin Forkin
Dylan Geoghegan
Natasha Gozie
Maya Hanley
Hannah Hogan
Aisling Keogh
Ema Lukacisinova
Carla McCarthy
Tomás McCormack
Laura Murphy
Adam O’Shea
Sarah Oliver
Matthew Power
Aisling Read
Aisling Reidy
Seán Ryan
Hannah Tisdall

Missing from accompanying photos was Dylan Geoghegan and Hannah Tisdall – we send our best wishes to them also and hope to see them soon!

Undoubtedly on this Thursday evening students are nervous about what lays ahead tomorrow. However, they have taken the last few months in their stride and we know they will take on tomorrow’s offers in the same determined way. We are so proud of the achievements of each of our students and we wish them every success tomorrow and in their future lives. Our door is always open and we look forward to them keeping in touch with us.

A message from Ms O’Brien and the Guidance Department:
CAO college offers Round 1 will be published on Friday September 11th from 2pm.
You should reply to accept by Wednesday 16th September before 3pm.
Ms O’ Brien will be available to discuss CAO offers, CAO deferral process, Leaving Cert appeals and Post Leaving Cert courses on Monday 14th September between 9am and 12 noon.
Contact Ms O’ Brien at mobrien@donabatecc.ie or by phone 01-8436726 at ext 8 on Monday 14th September between 9am and 12 noon.