Sean Walsh (5th Year student, Mount Sion CBS Secondary School) is the Waterford Lions Club Young Ambassador for 2014.
The award recognises the excellent community work done by our local young people.
Sean was nominated for the competition by the school’s Principal and teaching staff and emerged the winner from a group of about twenty contestants – of which he was the only boy.
The selection process took place in stages and involved Sean and his fellow youths making presentations and undergoing interviews conducted by Human Resource professionals.
This award is the latest in what has been an outstanding young life to date, comprising of a very impressive variety of community, school and personal projects and pursuits.
Addressing prospective parents and pupils at Mount Sion Secondary School’s ‘Open Night’ recently, Sean delivered a confident, clear and encouraging message to his audience. He extolled the virtues of aiming high, availing of opportunities and working hard in pursuit of one’s dreams.
He expressed his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the school, highlighting the significant part it plays in his career and achievements – in particular, the generosity of its teachers who are always available and willing to assist their students; he encouraged the young pupils present to avail of that assistance throughout their time in the school.
In recognition of his achievement, Sean received the Michael Collins Memorial Trophy from Cllr. Lola O’Sullivan, Mayor, Waterford Metropolitan District and Mr. Patsy Sheridan, Waterford Lions Club President. The award also included a mahogany plaque inscribed with our city walls and local antiquities.
Sean now goes forward to the South East Stage of the competition where he represents Waterford City; we wish him all the very best in that.
We congratulate not only Sean, but his parents Mary and John, Hennessy’s Rd., on nurturing the development of a son for whom the sky is (literally and metaphorically) the limit!