Kerry McKeon Literacy Competition 2017
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Kerry McKeon Literacy Competition 2017 

Click here to view winning essay from Meadbh Mc Cormack

This year we had a total of 68 essays up from 53 last year. Once again the standard was very high and we would like to commend both you and your teacher for the effort and time you have put into these essays.

This years title ‘A modern day hero’ provided us with an excellent array of stories ranging from famous sports hero’s such as Steven Gerard, Ranaldo and Colm Copper to people who risk their own lives to save others such as those involved in rescue 116, to mums and dads and we even had a story about someones John Deere Tractor. We also had lots of fictional stories which provided us with a great insight into the writer’s imagination

The Bord na NÓg committee read each of the essays and narrowed it down to two from each of the five schools that participated. A secondary school English teacher then graded the essays and picked a winner from each school as well as the overall winner and runner-up.

I am delighted to announce that this year’s winner is from Carn NS and it is Meadbh Mc Cormack.  Meadbh’s essay was a fictional story about a young girl Aoife’s discovery about her great aunt Eleanor who had died during a German air raid while trying to save other people’s lives. Meadbh’s descriptive writing and easy to read story captivated the reader from start to finish.

The runner-up for this year is Emma Hannon from Culfadda NS. Emma’s essay was heartfelt and memorable fictional story about a young girl who became her best friend’s hero by donating an organ to her to save her life.

The winner from Keash NS is Riona Hannon who wrote about a local hero that a lot us can relate to Fr. Jim Finan. This essay was a nice, personal essay with great description of feelings and neat handwriting.

The winner from Mullaghroe is Ella Coleman. This was an informative piece about Charlie Coleman who helped homeless people in Ireland by setting up temporary accommodation for them.

The winner from Corrigeenroe is Éabha Lawlor. Éabha’s was a lovely story with some detailed description about a young lad Billy Wright who sacrificed his life to save others.

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