Junior Literary Cometition 2012 – Results and Photos
The S.C.C. Junior Literary Competition was revived this year and proved once again, the power of the simple pen to create and nurture ideas.
The award ceremony took place in the library in St. Kevin’s College on March 29th. Thomas Usher (Acting Principal) welcomed the revival of the competition as he spoke about the great opportunities S.C.C. offer our students in a Sporting & Cultural context over the years.
He paid tribute to the great work done by Carmel Lynch, Avril Switzer and Caroline Farrell in organizing this celebration of writing.
Marino College, Presentation Terenure, Margaret Aylward, St. Kevin’s and Larkin Colleges featured very strongly, scooping all the top prizes this year.
In the Poetry Category:
Erica McGill – Margaret Aylward, won 3rd prize with her poem – “Smile”.
Nina Bradley – Presentation Terenure, was 2nd place with her poem – “Snow”.
Shuana Moran – Margaret Aylward, was the winner in this category with her poem – “The Deadly Night”.
A special award went to the Diversity Committee, Margaret Aylward for their poem – “Diversity”.
Chloe Tierney – Margaret Aylward, was awarded 2nd place for her story – “Friendly Heart”.
Rose Byrne Presentation Terenure, was awarded 1st place in this caterory.
It was extracts from such a book created in St. Kevin’s College creative workshop that earned 1st year student, Joshua Magee, the top award in 2012. His powerful descriptions of the challenges facing “Larry” in “The Trouble with Larry” were hailed by the adjudicators, as extremely promising prose.
Overall Winner Special Award – Under15’s
Similarly, it was the superbly sculpted style of Hazel Kavanagh’s story (from Margaret Aylward) “Balancing on a Knife Point” that excited the adjudicators also earning her the top prize in the Junior Literary Competition 2012.
All students received special certification designed by Deirdre White, St. Kevin’s College, trophies and plaques with book tokens awarded in all categories with the two overall winners being presented with cups.
Easter Eggs were in abundance, and all agreed, it was a little serene pocket we all escaped into for the morning to celebrate the creativity of our students in 2012.
Over 15’s Poetry
Sophia Roe, St. Kevin’s College, was awarded 3rd prize for her poem – “What are You?”.
Brenda Carey, St. Kevin’s College, was awarded 2nd place for her extensive collection but it was Niamh Kelly’s poem (from Margaret Aylward) “Remember Me” that scooped the top prize.
The highly contested Over 15’s, short story category saw Nichole Nugent, Marino College, win 3rd prize for her story – “Cursed Love”.
Darren Moorhouse, St. Kevin’s College, graphic story – “Abused”, was barely tipped into 2nd place but the outright winner of this section was Sorcha McIvor, Presentation Terenure, for her story – “A Celebration”, which captured conflict at its best.
In the “Write a Book” category, Michael Tierney, Larkin College, won a special award in the Over 15’s for his book – “Demonic”.
Presentation Terenure and St. Kevin’s College really impressed in this section.
Klara Murphy, Presentation Terenure, came 1st with – :The Ghost of Ard Gillan”.
Denise Delaney, Presentation Terenure, came 2nd with – “Setting Souls Free”.
Rebecca Dunne Perkins, Presentation Terenure, came 3rd with – “School & Things”.