Top achievers are praised

The St Michael's Grammar School pupils who were sucessful at A2 level. Included is Mr Gerard Adams, principal. INLM34-109gc
The St Michael's Grammar School pupils who were sucessful at A2 level. Included is Mr Gerard Adams, principal. INLM34-109gc

Staff and students in St Michael’s Grammar School were delighted with the outcome of their A-Level and AS results last week.

Top A Level performer was Darryl Doyle with an impressive array of four A* grades. Head girl, Briege Doone and Head boy Nathan Harrison also achieved top grades and while Nathan heads off to Belfast to pursue his studies in Queen’s University, Briege will be taking a gap year in the USA. Sarah Scullion, Aoibheann Seeley, Briege Thornbury and Grace McCorry were other top performers who achieved A Grades in at least three subjects.

As usual, students are heading off to take up courses in a wide range of disciplines in a wide range of establishments but once again the predominant destinations are the local universities and St Mary’s and Stranmillis Colleges.

A Level performances were matched by year 13 students who produced an impressive range of top grades in their AS studies with incoming Head Boy, Shea Heffron, and Head Girl, Anne-Marie Mulholland achieveing impressive results, Shea with four A grades and Anne-Marie with two As and two Bs. Among others who achieved excellent results at this level were Francesca Alexander, Jane Lavery and Niamh McConville who all succeeded in gaining A grades in all four of their subjects. Others achieving at least three A Grades included Stephen Doherty, Aodhan Dummigan, Ciara Lavery, Nuala McMahon, Maeve Mulholland and Lucy O’Hagan.

Principal, Mr Adams, stated he was delighted at the achievements of both year 14 and year 13 students. “I am confident that our year 14 students will proceed to even greater achievements at third level and I am very pleased that our year 13 students have laid solid foundations for success next year”.

Mr Adams also hoped that the teachers of St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s schools would share in the pride of St. Michael’s staff at the achievements of the young people whom they had cared for together over the past seven years.