There were scenes of delight and excitement last week when Our Lady’s Secondary School was informed that 1st Year Art student, Keisha McCann had been awarded 1st place in the Credit Union Art Competition at National Level. This is an outstanding achievement given the large level of entries countrywide in this competition and its merit will be recognised in the €500 prize that Keisha will receive at the National presentation of prizes in Croke Park on Sunday 11th February.
Keisha has been awarded 1st at local and chapter level also. Ms Lynch, Art teacher in Our Lady’s made reference to the “exemplary talent and creativity shown by Keisha in her design. It is rare for an art student to show such exceptional skills in design and appreciation of aesthetics in 1st Year. This is an area that has been nurtured throughout her Primary schooling so credit must also go to those teachers as well.” Principal, Mr Kelly also congratulated Keisha on her outstanding achievement commenting “Keisha is such a talented & unassuming student and we are delighted that her exceptional talent and hard work has been recognised and rewarded at local and national level. To win an award at national level as a First Year student is a fantastic achievement and we look forward to more successes from this very talented student during the rest of her time at Our Lady’s”. Mr. Kelly also paid tribute to Keisha’s Art Teacher Ms Lynch for all her hard work, support & guidance for Keisha and indeed all the other students from the school who achieved success at local and chapter level.
Keisha, daughter of Eilish McCann, Bree, Castleblayney is to be congratulated and no doubt this is not the last we will hear from this talented and gifted student.