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Students' Corner

Mizz Dominican - May 2003

As you know a competition was run to celebrate the launching of our school website, www.dominican-college.com. Marion Stacey (5th year) was picked at random from all the e-mails sent to the website. Marion's prize was a gift voucher for €30. If you have not logged onto the site yet, it's well worth a visit as it provides an interesting insight into Dominican College.

Sport's Day (May 1st) was a huge success (if you forget about the few showers). While a lot of people got wet when it started to rain, it was nothing compared to the soaking the spectators at the finish line of the Sixth Year waitress race received. Keeping with tradition, the students competed against the teachers in a relay race. It was not, however, the closest of races with the teachers clear winners with about 20 yards to spare!!

As always, each class was awarded points when someone from their class finished first, second or third in a race. This year, for the second time since they entered the school, class 4.1 gathered most points. Keep it up!

The Sixth Year Graduation takes place on Tuesday, 20th May in Marino Church. All the Sixth Years have put in a lot of work to make it a very special night. Among the many important items that have to be considered are the selection of hymns and readings, composing The Prayers of the Faithful and compiling a Mass booklet. The Sixth Years would like to thank the school choir (in advance) for all the hard work that they too have put into the Graduation Mass.

The Camogie Teams deserve a special mention for their wonderful performances and achievements on the 8th and 9th of May. They won the Junior and Senior Dublin Colleges Finals in The Phoenix Park, beating St. MacDara's from Templeogue and Sancta Maria from Rathfarnham respectively. We hope that this is the start of a 'winning streak' in camogie. All of the camogie players wish to thank Ms. Cooney and Mr. Breathnach for all their time and effort throughout the past few years. The recent successes could not have happened without their dedication.

Transition Year Open Night takes place on Wednesday, 21st May. This marks the culmination of a long and worthwhile year. Transition Year students will be setting up subject displays in the new area of the school on the morning of the 'Open Night' and we hope that as many of the other students in the school get a chance to see our work the following morning.

One group of sports people we do not hear too much about is the Dominican College athletic team. There are fifteen on the team and they train up to twice a week in school. They run races nearly every week. They recently ran in the Santry Stadium with several placed in the top three.

This is the last newsletter of the year, so, on behalf of all the students of Dominican College, the editors of Mizz Dominican would like to wish everyone the very best of luck in the exams. We hope that everyone enjoyed reading the newsletter through out the year.

Aoife Mooney and Andrea Ormond.