Merit Award certificates have been presented to students from Years 8-10 at Loreto College Coleraine at a special Merit Assembly.
The Merit Award rewards consistently excellent classwork, homework and conduct.
Certificates are presented at three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold, and students collect nomination stamps on a regular basis from their subject teachers. A special Assembly was held at Loreto College on Tuesday 22 nd November to reward the students in Years 8-10 who have already gained sufficient Merit awards to attain their Bronze certificate. 27 Year 8 students, 50 Year 9 students and 10 Year 10 students received Bronze Merit Certificates, while Oran Tosh Year 8 was presented with his Silver as well as his Bronze Certificate.
Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to the students who had received their Bronze Merit Award, saying that undoubtedly the patterns of hard work and excellent behaviour would now translate into impressive results in the Christmas examinations.
Mrs Maeve Close, co-ordinator of the Merit Award system at Loreto College, added that it was encouraging to see so many members of the Junior School receiving a Bronze Award so early in the academic year.