Kerry McKeon Literary Competition 2018 Results - 03/07/2018

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Kerry McKeon Literary Competition 2018 Results

The 2018 Kerry Mc Keon National School Essay writing competition has taken place over the past few weeks. The competition is growing in popularity every year and this year we have had over 80 entries from the schools within the Eastern Harps catchment area. Once again, the standard was very high and we would like to congratulate all the pupils for the effort and time you have put into these essays. We also thank the teachers for promotion the competition in the schools.

We would like to thank P.J. and Mary Mc Keon and their family for their continued sponsorship of the competition. Their support is much appreciated.

This year’s title ‘If I had one wish’ provided us with an excellent array of stories which gave us a great insight into each of you the writers.

The Bord Na Nog committee are delighted to announce the winners as follows

The overall winner for 2018 is Grainne O Beirne from Cloonloo National school. Grainne’s essay was a fictional story of two young school girls who lived a very happy life using wishes. The story was well written and very descriptive.

The runner-up for this year is Joseph Kielty from Culfadda National School. Joseph’s wish was that he could make the world a better place for everyone. His aim was ensuring that all homeless people would have a home to live in and food to eat. Something which is very topical in today’s modern Ireland.

The winner from Keash NS is Cillian Duggan. Cillian’s wish was that he could eradicate all the junk on earth which is polluting the oceans and damaging our environment

The winner from Carn National School is Leah O Neill.  Leah’s story is a fictional tale about a mishap a group of young people had during a game of Football. The group were a little dishonest with the truth and wished that things had being done differently.

The winner from Corrigeenroe National School is Alice Lillie. This was a sad story of a little girl who had being sick for some time. Her wish was that she could would get back to normal and be well again. 

The winner from Mullaghroe National School was Evan Powell. Evan’s story was a fictional tale of a little boy who really believed that wishes do come true. Unfortunately for him on one occasion his wish didn’t come true and he came out the wrong side of things.