Lucan Community College is extremely happy with the standard of results that our students achieved. We had more than one hundred and fifty graduates this year including Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied candidates. Well done to all of the students who worked hard and tried their best. Teachers were on hand to congratulate students on their achievements and to wish them well in their future endeavours.
Parents/guardians gave great support to the students throughout their second level education and especially during the examination period and the college appreciates their involvement. The college thanks the students for the wonderful attitude they brought to their last few weeks in the college and hopes that the future holds wonderful things in store for them all. We also thank the parents and guardians who supported the students throughout their time with us.
Mr O’Connor, year head, commented “I am very proud of the results achieved in the Leaving Cert. It is great to see the students getting their just rewards for their hard work. Best of luck to all of our graduates.”
Principal Ms Birnie and Deputy Principal Mr Purcell offered particular congratulations to top achievers Eric Neville who amassed 7 A1s and 1 A2 – one of the top results in the country – and to Abraham Odukoya who achieved 5 A1s and 1 A2. Other students who achieved extremely high points include Heather Wright, James Burns, Helen Mok, Ben Healy, Eric Greene, David Kilroy, Ravshan Khamdamov, Roisin Medina-McNamara, Sean Buckley, Jack O’Connor, Katie Williams, Sean McGarrigle, Ciaran Courtney, and Gemma Curtis Burke.
Ms Birnie said “The class of 2016 were a spirited bunch and contributed to school life in academic, awareness-raising, artistic, sporting and other endeavours. I know that with results like this, they are going to continue to contribute to their community and to society in the future”. She also mentioned the Leaving Certificate Applied students of class Walcott who as a class achieved 2 distinctions and 9 merits – “an outstanding set of results and particular congratulations to Shannon Knowles and Sophie O’Sullivan who worked steadily over the two years and achieved the highest LCA results in the college.
Other students also achieved personal best results or overcame great adversity and should be proud of their achievements. The college is delighted that the college went against the national trend in that a very small number of students failed Mathematics.
Mr Purcell reminded students who may not have achieved their desired results to engage in the process of viewing scripts and to seek advice from guidance counsellors and support agencies as there are many paths open to students.
The class of 2016 will celebrate their Debs function on Friday 9th September.