Cluny Student Triona Hinkson awarded 625 CAO points in L.C. 2019

Photo L-R: Head Girl, Ailbhe Larkin, Principal Mr. Ben Healy, Triona Hinkson award recipient, Ms. Orla Lambert Deputy Principal and Clíodhna Whelan Deputy Head Girl.
Cluny Student Triona Hinkson awarded 625 CAO points in L.C. 2019

A very special céad mile fáílte was extended to a very important guest Tríona Hinkson this morning at the Open of School Year Ceremony. Triona graduated from Cluny this summer and her sister Clodagh graduated from Cluny a few years ago. We invited Tríona back to Cluny to celebrate her Leaving Certificate success, to tell the students her Cluny story, a story that informs, inspires and gives us all something to think on.

In senior cycle Tríona chose to pursue a career in Medicine. Her first challenge was to undertake her H Pat university admissions test where she scored full marks. Triona then went on to achieve 625 points in her Leaving Certificate.

At the Debs reception last week, we were all full of praise for Tríona and her successes and were wondering what the magic ingredients were. Her parents were quite clear about what they were:

1) The super team of teachers in St Joseph of Cluny’ (their words not ours) and

2)The way Tríona balanced her studies in Cluny with her extracurricular activities.

The fact is that with her own hard work and the dedication and devotion of her teachers Tríona, without a single grind got outstanding results.

There are lots of messages in her story for our students :

  • Work hard, play hard and they will get the results.
  • Trust the outstanding Cluny teachers - they ‘have (the student’s) back’ and they will get the best out of the students and for the students in their school years.

We are all now beginning to realise the importance of having a balance in our lives and that we are more productive when we work on all our intelligence's, on our body as well as our mind. There is no doubt that Tríona is an outstanding Cluny student. She received the Sr Evangelist Award Science Award in 2019, the Sr Dolores Award in 2018 and the Academic Achievement Award at graduation.

As well as being a dedicated student Triona balanced this with all the other aspects of school life. She was a Senior Prefect, with all the responsibility that goes with that position, and over the years was an A B(etter)C(ommunity)rep. She participated in hockey, basketball, athletics, choir, French debating, voluntary work in the National Rehabilitation Centre.

Tríona is a no fuss, no drama, understated young lady. She is cool under pressure, gentle by nature, friendly, patient and caring, full of empathy – all the attributes needed, not just in the medical profession but in society in general. We applaud her and wish her every success.

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