Worth waiting for with the results in for the Class of 22

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It was a long time coming – far too long in fact – but today was the big one for secondary school students who sat their Junior Certificate examinations last June.

The results are in at Killarney Community College, from left: Eillie Coffey, Rhea O’Sullivan, Layla Williams Gearring, principal Stella Loughnane, Aoibhinn McCrank and Sadhbh Stack.
Pictures: Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan

They endured a long and anxious five months with some entering the senior curriculum without the benefit of knowing how their exams went before they made their choices on what subjects to keep up or drop.

Those that chose the transition year option could afford to be a little more relaxed about it all as they will focus on so many other activities during the current school year.

Students and staff at Killarney Community College, front from left, Darragh McSweeney, Sean Daly, Conor O’Grady, Daniel O’Connor and Mantas Bendzius with, at back, Rory O’Leary, Dylan Tucker, Fionn O’Shea, Darren Lowe, vice principal Eilish O’Leary, principal Stella Loughnane, Jacob Palveloszek O’Shea, Luke Roche, Mike Pfister and Tom Reen

It was an exciting day for the class of 2022 who gathered at the three Killarney secondary schools to collect their results and they were among the 1,984 students in the county – 1,003 boys and 981 girls – that sat the Junior Cert.

Happily, the most familiar sights along the corridor sand at the school gates were beaming smiles, enthusiastic embraces, high-fives and group hugs and they couldn’t wait to get home to share the big news and celebrate with their families.

Meanwhile, Education Minister and Kerry TD, Norma Foley, said a full review of the results process will be undertaken to ensure similar delays are avoided next year.

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