2019

Meet our 2019 Wings Awards Winners:

11-13 Age Category

Meet Elle…

Elle was nominated by her form teacher, Clare Doherty, for her outstanding achievements in ballet as well as going above and beyond to encourage others to be dedicated and achieve their best in all areas of life. At such a young age, Elle has excelled and is an amazing ballerina due to her dedication and hardworking nature! You’re going to be a star Elle! #CelebrateMotivateInspire

 

Meet St.Cecilia’s Digital Leaders…

St.Cecilia’s Digital Leaders were nominated by their teacher Joanne Nicholl.  They are a fantastic asset to their own school community and their local feeder Primary Schools. They give up a lot of their free time to up-skill their peers and fellow pupils. Similarly they work with a number of primary schools offering their skills. They will be the leaders of our 21st century world. We were blew away by these inspirational young ladies, keep up the good work girls! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

 

Meet the McCallion Sisters…

Grace, Chloe and Seánaín McCallion were nominated by Catherine O’Hara at the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. They inspire families who face challenges in life to keep on going by showing bravery and courage with a smile. Together they are changing lives through fundraising initiatives to gift other children with a unique type of care. Grace, Chloe and Seánaín you are 3 amazing role models and such an inspiration to all of us! There’s no better friends than sisters! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

14-16 Age Category

 

Meet Cormac…

Cormac was nominated by his teacher, Celeste McEvoy. Cormac coordinated the Make Your Mark Campaign in South Down. He was also elected to represent 30,000 local young people as the Member of Youth Parliament for South Down. Cormac has been volunteering with the Mid-Down MS Support group and is also embarking on a journey this summer to Cambodia for 3 weeks to teach English, plant trees and build homes in some of the poorest communities in the world. Cormac you blew us away with your determination and outstanding work as a member of  Youth Parliament – you are going to be a future leader! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

Meet Katie-Ann…

Katie-Ann was nominated by her teacher Julie Bogan. Katie-Ann is a keen, talented flautist and is a member of Fintona CCÉ Céilí Bands and Grúpaí Ceoil and has retained the county title in Scór na nÓg for two consecutive years. Katie-Ann was crowned Ulster Champion at Fleadh Uladh 2017. She is also an accomplished horse-rider in dressage. Katie-Ann also is an avid volunteer within her local community. Katie you are such an incredibly talented person and an inspiration to other young people! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

Meet Aoife…

Aoife was nominated by her head of year Joanne Doherty. Aoife is a member of the youth panel of the NICCY, helping the commissioner in her day to day work. Aoife is also involved in other initiatives such as ‘Tidy Randalstown’ project as well as taking part in triathlons, promoting her Irish Culture and helping young people within her local community. Aoife we can tell you have a very bright future ahead of you! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

Meet Laura…

Laura was nominated by her teacher Una Burns. Laura is a kind, compassionate and inspirational young lady, who has been a true example of ‘living faith’ in the twenty-first century. Laura helps to plan and deliver prayer assemblies. She has also completed the ‘Muiredach Cross Award’, a faith award run by Armagh Diocese. Teachers and staff at St. Mary’s describe Laura as always going one step beyond what is expected of her, ensuring that everyone else’s needs come before hers. Laura you captivated us with your selfless nature and determination to help others! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

17-24 Age Category

Meet Grace…

Grace was nominated by her Year Head, Paul Cairns. Grace continually sacrifices her time to work in the community she grew up.  The programme she works on is called NUTS (Never Underestimate Teen Spirit). She has worked on Friday evenings in the past as a volunteer on a programme called Flare and the Thursday evening programme she works on currently is called Pulse. She is an inspirational figure who through her work in school and community influence those around her. Grace your commitment to volunteering in the community really inspired us and we can tell you are going to achieve great things in the future! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

 

Meet Kayla…

Kayla was nominated by her friend and mentor, Emma Loughlin. Kayla decided to take a year out to develop her own stage school.  The Lyness Stage School was set up by Kayla and her sister Hayley, it became that popular that the introduction of new classes for children with autism and learning disabilities were introduced. Kayla represented her GAA club, Clann Na Banna last year and reached the Down Scór County Final, alongside this Kayla is also a mentor in Scór na nÓg. Kayla uses her talent to influence and teach children and all at the tender age of 18! Kayla you are an incredible role model for people of all ages and show us that with hard work you can achieve anything! #CelebrateMotivateInspire
 

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