Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School recently held its annual Spirit of Mercy Award Ceremony, an award that recognises the student who displays the core values of the Mercy Sisters in their daily lives.
Cnoc Mhuire was established in the late 1940’s by the Mercy Community to provide second level education for all young people in the Granard area.
All senior cycle students were invited to apply for the Spirit of Mercy award and local representatives from the Mercy Community interviewed 11 students, out of which 5 nominees were chosen.
Dr Laura Doherty, a native of Killoe was invited to present the award. Laura recently exhibited a selection of her artwork in Longford Library, an amazing achievement after being involved in a devastating car accident a number of years ago. She spoke to the students about the importance of selfless giving and charity work in the world today.
She then acknowledged the fantastic and inspiring contributions of all the students who applied for this award and encouraged them to develop this as they leave Cnoc Mhuire and move onto the next stage of their lives.
The five students that were nominated for the award were; Laura Callaghan, Siobhán Hynes, Bernice Masterson, Jonathan English and Danielle Kane.
After careful thought and deliberation Bernice Masterson was chosen as Spirit of Mercy Award Winner 2013.