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Design A CEIST Perpetual Award Winner

Congratulations to student Tessa Ní Chrocaigh from Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe who won the "Design A CEIST Perpetual Award Competition."

CEIST would like to thank all schools who entered the competition. The standard of entry was very high and the judging panel comprised of external adjudicator, sculptor Mark Ryan from Carlow and team members from CEIST found it quite a task to shortlist 6 schools and pick the eventual winning design.

The six schools shortlisted were as follows;

  • Emily Byrne - St Leo's College, Carlow
  • Aoife Anderson - Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney
  • Thanin Sriwang - Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna
  • Tessa Ní Chrocaigh - Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe
  • Elizabeth Cronin & Eimear Courtney - St Brigid's Secondary School, Killarney
  • Siming Wang - St Aloysius School, Cork

The design of the CEIST Perpetual Award that was picked as overall winner was from student Tessa Ní Chrocaigh, Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe. The description given from Tessa of her design was as follows;

"The leaf represents the growth of the student during their time in school, the veins on the inside of the leaf form a tree, symbolising inner strength."

Tessa is pictured above being presented with her winning design made of glass from An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. at our student leadership conference yesterday in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. Tessa also received an iPad Air 2 as winner of the competition.  

We plan to produce 110 CEIST Perpetual awards based on the winning design and deliver to each CEIST School to use at their respective annual awards ceremony.