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GCSE Prize Giving Ceremony 2022

Class of 2017 - 2022



St Joseph’s GCSE Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Thursday 1st December 2022. The Music Department Traditional Group performed in the front foyer to set the atmosphere for the evening ahead and the hall was beautifully decorated by the Art Department.


Master of Ceremonies, Mr James Fox welcomed back the Class of 2017 – 2022, to celebrate their outstanding GCSE results and achievements.


The guest speaker for the ceremony was past pupil Dr Bogdan Zhigulin PhD, who works as a Research and Development Engineer within the Seagate Company in Derry. Dr Bogdan spoke of his time as a pupil in St Joseph's and the support of the staff and the many friendships that he made throughout his 5 years. He commented that 'anything is possible', if you want it bad enough, go and get it’. On the night he was wearing his senior St Joseph’s school tie, emphasising that he is and will always be a St Joseph's man , Vir Justus, the school's motto, a just and honourable man.


The boys were presented their GCSE certificates by Dr Bodgan and Subject awards were presented by the Chairman of the Board of Governors Canon Francis Brown, Principal Mr Declan Murray, and Heads of Departments and staff.


The following students were awarded the top prize in each subject:

  • Mathematics – Luke Coulter

  • Geography – Calum Kane

  • English Language – Luke Coulter

  • Statistics - Ciaran Maguire

  • History – Calum Kane

  • Religion – Luke Coulter

  • Science Double Award – Luke Coulter

  • Science Single Award – Finn Binks

  • Art & Design – Owen McFee

  • Music – Owen McFee

  • PE Studies – Joe McKay

  • Top Sportsman – Darragh Saul

  • TD /Construction – Ethan O'Connor

  • Craftsman Award – Luke Coulter

  • Vocational Studies – Filip Pekrun

  • ICT – Seamus Cranney

  • ECDL – Finn Binks

  • Personal Development Award – Jake Murphy

  • Home Economics - Tiernan Burns

  • Head Boy - Joseph McClenaghan

  • Inspirational Award ‘Anything is Possible’ – Lee Wells

  • Special Achievement Award – Ty Caldwell Collins

  • Principal’s Award for Endeavour – Ross O'Neill

  • Best Overall Student – Luke Coulter


Thank you to all staff who prepared and participated in an enjoyable evening. It was great to see the Class of 2022 back in St Joseph's.


Always remember that our door is always open.


Once a St Joseph's boy, always a St Joseph's boy!


Best wishes to you all for the future.


🇧🇾Vir Justus 🇧🇾


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