17 August 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Yesterday morning The Northern Standard decided to go to Carrickmacross for our Leaving Certificate 2012 round-up, as there are three second level schools there – and we can assure you that the tension was palpable before the envelopes were opened!
 First stop on our whistle-stop tour was St. Louis Secondary School and Principal Gerry Shankey commented as follows:
 “I am very pleased with the Leaving Certificate results. The students and their parents are to be congratulated on some outstanding performances.
 “The high flyers did extremely well while at the other end of the scale every student got her Leaving Certificate.
 This was the first year where we had Leaving Certificate Applied students being examined and they performed superbly. Well done to all!”
 Rory Geary, the staff photographer and I arrived at the school at 9am as some students waited nervously outside. When asked how they felt on such a momentous morning, one student said: “I think I’m going to vomit!”
 Inside the building we met Danielle O’Sullivan who literally jumped for joy when she opened her brown envelope exclaiming: “I passed!,” she further commented: “I did better than I thought I would, I’m happy with it. I want to do Food Innovation in DIT.”
 Paula Jones was very pleased with her results, she wants to study Accountancy in DCU.
 Claire Connolly was also chuffed as her results …

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