The ceremony, now in its eleventh year, celebrates and recognises excellence in Junior Certificate Business Studies
WIT in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) recently hosted a special awards night for secondary school students in the South East Region who received an A grade in Junior Certificate Higher level Business Studies this year.
260 students from 50 schools in the region (Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipperary) attended the awards ceremony with their parents, business studies teachers and school principals.
The National President of BSTAI Ultan Henry and President of WIT Professor Willie Donnelly presented students with a scroll/certificate of achievement, and business teachers received recognition plaques.
Dr Thomas O’Toole, Head of the School of Business at WIT said that the ceremony was an opportunity for parents, teachers and principals to celebrate the success of their students.
“This ceremony will recognise students’ excellence, while also giving them an opportunity to view the modern campus and facilities here at WIT. In time we hope to welcome these students back to WIT as undergraduates in one of our many business courses.”
38 students from the following Waterford city schools: Waterpark College; Presentation Waterford; Abbey Community, Ferrybank; St Angela’s Secondary, Waterford.
30 students from these Co Waterford schools: Ard Scoil Na Mara, Tramore; Ard Scoil na Deise, Dungarvan; St. Declan's, Kilmacthomas; St. Augustines, Dungarvan.
46 students from the following Co Wexford schools: Our Lady of Lourdes, New Ross; Good Counsel College, New Ross; Ramsgrange Community, College New Ross; FCJ Secondary School, Bunclody; St. Mary's, New Ross; St. Peter's College, Wexford; Gorey Community College; Loreto Secondary School, Wexford; Presentation Wexford; Wexford CBS; Enniscorthy Vocational College.
49 students from these Co Kilkenny schools: Castlecomer Community School; Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown; St. Kieran's College Kilkenny; Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny; Kilkenny College; Meanscoil Na Mbraithre/CBS Kilkenny; Presentation, Kilkenny.
22 students Co Carlow schools: St. Mary's Academy, Carlow; Borris Vocational School; Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach, Easca; St. Mary's College Knockbeg, Carlow; St. Leo's College Carlow Rd; Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown.
62 students in the following Co Tipperary schools: Scoil Mhuire, Carrick On Suir; Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel; The Abbey CBS, Station Rd, Tipperary; Loreto Secondary School Clonmel; Colaiste Dún Iascaigh, Cashel Rd; Rockwell College, Cahir; St. Anne's, Rosanna Rd, Tipperary; High School CBS, Clonmel; CBS, Carrick On Suir; Cashel Community School; Presentation Ballingary, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.