Success in the BPW Public Speaking Competition
On Thursday last, three of our Sixth year students took top honours in the Provincial Final for the BPW annual Public Speaking Competition.
The BPW is involved in encouraging girls to play a more prominent role in business. This event offered the girls an excellent opportunity to develop self-confidence as well as improving their communication skills.
Our girls competed in the senior category. The team, consisting of Ellen Doorly, Zoe Finan and Aífe Feeley spoke on the topic of Vision. Other schools represented on the night included St. Enda’s, Galway City, Presentation College, Tuam, and Seamount College, Kinvara. The girls represented The Convent, exceptionally well at this event, with Zoe Finan taking an individual prize for the best chairperson, this was a great achievement considering the high standard of each speaker involved.
The judges commented on the remarkable ability of all involved and the extremely impressive standard. Our girls received a perpetual piece of Galway crystal, and will go on to represent Connaught in the National Final on November 25th.
Keisha World Karate Bronze Medallist
Congratulations to Keisha Carty (first year) who won a World Bronze medal at the IKU World Championships which was held recently in county Kilkenny. Keisha is a member of Lanesborough Karate Club and a member of the Athlone squad Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Ireland and has been training with members from Ireland in preparation for the World Karate Championships over the past fourteen months. Keisha was part of the opening ceremony with her Irish team members and there were a total of 22 countries competing at the three day event. Congratulations Keisha on this wonderful achievement, we are very proud of you.
The Connacht Senior Schools Swimming Championships took place in Claremorris on Sunday 15th October. The Convent of Mercy Roscommon was well represented at this competition, which is divided into three age categories; Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Swimmers can enter two events only.