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National Secondary School Essay Writing Competition

Fifth Year Student Annabel Bogue Triumphs in National Secondary School Essay Writing Competition

Congratulations to Fifth Year student Annabel Bogue, from Our Lady’s Secondary School who achieved first place in the highly competitive National Secondary School Essay Writing Competition. The National Secondary School Essay Writing Competition is a prestigious event that aims to promote literacy, critical thinking, and creativity among secondary school students. This year’s theme focused on the theme of young people ‘considering emigration for a better quality of life than in Ireland’ and Annabel’s essay eloquently explored this topic, offering a compelling vision of the potential of young people and their responsibility to their country in its time of need. This remarkable accomplishment was celebrated with a formal presentation ceremony at the prestigious University of Limerick on May 23rd. Annabel's essay, which captivated the judges with its eloquence, depth of insight, and originality, stood out among hundreds of entries from secondary school students nationwide. Annabel’s achievement is a testament not only to her exceptional writing skills but also to her dedication and passion for the craft.

The Principal of Our Lady’s Secondary School, Mr. Eddie Kelly expressed his immense pride in Annabel’s success.

"We are incredibly proud of Annabel on this outstanding achievement. It is a just reward for her hard work, diligence, and commitment to self-improvement. Annabel’s dedication to her studies and her ability to express complex ideas with such clarity and creativity is truly commendable. She has set a wonderful example for her peers and has brought great honour to our school. This accolade adds to an already impressive list of achievements for Annabel this year after her success in the AIB Future Sparks Careers Skills Competition and the Europe Direct Soapbox Public Speaking Competition. Annabel achievements are a wonderful example of what can be achieved with dedication, passion, and the right support.’’


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