Bridge to College Graduation 2012

The Bridge to College graduation ceremony took place on Wednesday morning in the old dining hall in Trinity College. Around 200 students, along with teachers, parents and representatives from both Trinity College and Suas Educational Development, came together to recognise the great work that has been done by the students over the past year.

Professor Khurshid Ahmad, Chair of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Statistics gave an inspiring talk about inclusivity, building bridges and achieving goals and was also on hand to present the students with their certificates.

There was an award ceremony to honour some of the outstanding students and teams who had participated in the programme. The “Spirit of B2C winners were Alannah Mullins from Colaiste Bride and Cameron Hazel from Drimnagh Castle CBS. The “Computer Science Team of the Year” award went to Team Skittles. Team Skittles are Ian O’Dwyer from Rockwell College, Brian Conway from St. Benildus, Lauren Mulhall from St. Colmcilles, Aoife Gregg from Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green and Adam Keogh from St. Fintan’s. The Team Leader of the Year was Aaron O’Doherty from Westland Row CBS and  the overall Team of the Year award went to “Nun of your business.” The winning team was led by Eoin Byrne from Drimnagh Castle CBS and included Jonathan Noble from the same school, Marcela Markovicova from the Assumption Secondary School in Walkinstown, Lauren Hanley from Colaiste Bride and Daniel O’Toole from Moyle Park College.

The graduation marked the end of the Bridge to College programme for another year and if the enthusiasm of the students present was any indicator then it has been a very successful year! It was great to see so many familiar faces together and it was as opportunity to catch up with friends and reflect on a year that has gone by so quickly.

While there were some sad goodbyes at the end of the ceremony, we certainly hope we’ll see many of these students again. In fact, some of the transition year students will be working as volunteer mentors on the Bridge21 primary school programme, which kicks off on May 15th. For now though, we’d like to wish a final thank you and congratulations to all of the B2C graduates and award winners!

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