The Leaving and Junior Cert exams started this morning with English, and Joanne O’Riordan featured prominently in the Leaving Cert Ordinary Paper I, using extracts from her speech at the United Nations in 2012 in the Comprehension Section.
Joanne is all over the news, radio and TV today on receiving her Leaving Cert results, and with the news that she’s been awarded the prestigious Quercus scholarship from University College Cork (UCC).
The scholarship is worth up to €10,000 and was awarded to the north Cork teen under the active citizenship category in light of her remarkable contribution to Irish society and civic life.
(But of course, congrats to all that got their Leaving results today)
[read more …] “Leaving Cert in the Bag”
The old cross on top of Clara Mountain in the evening sun with Millstreet in the valley below to the right. The cross had been there since 1982 but was so dilapidated that it was recently felled to make way for a new one. Tradition had it that the Leaving Cert students would go to the top of Clara before the final exams. That year (2010), one of them tied their old school shirt up high around the top of the cross, and it lasted there for a few months. It makes for a very interesting and peaceful photo.
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