The long wait came to an end when hundreds of students in the west of Wicklow received their Leaving Cert results last Wednesday.
There was relief and excitement at St Kevin's Community College in Dunlavin, where 105 students received Leaving Certificate results, ten of whom followed the Leaving Certificate Applied.
Students gathered from the early morning to receive their envelopes, and while some of them opened them at school, others chose to do so privately.
Principle Catherine Burke said that excellent results were achieved and that the hard work done throughout the year certainly paid off.
& # 39; There were many happy parents and students who received their results yesterday. I am very proud of all our students and their achievements and wish them further success at their third level studies, apprenticeships and work, "she said.
It proves once again that consistent hard work, together with the support of parents and excellent teachers, will ensure that students achieve their personal potential. Hard work certainly pays off! & # 39; Mrs Burke said.
She added that she was particularly pleased to see that the number of students higher in all subjects in all subjects was either higher or higher than the national average, with very good results for all subjects & # 39 ;.
St Kevin's still offers all four science subjects, two European languages - Spanish and French, as well as a very wide range of subjects from the arts, technology and humanities, & # 39; added Burke.
Blessington Community College had one of the largest numbers of students ever to have the Leaving Certificate in the history of the school, and Principal Kieran Burke was delighted that all their hard work has finally paid off.
"The results were excellent and we are all very satisfied", said Mr. Burke.
We had 65 students who followed the Leaving Certificate, which was one of the largest classes we have ever had. Now they are anxiously going through their CAO points to see if they have what they wanted. We had a number of students who came above 500 points. Some are considering the law in Trinity. You had a number of students who were very happy to get 550 points, and there are other students that make it an excellent result. Everyone must be extremely proud of their performance. Some students go to further education, others take a year to think and then there are people who follow a learning contract. & # 39;
Principal Burke feels that the hard work of the students was clear because of their good exam results.
& # 39; They were a very hard working group and deserve a lot of praise. There were many smiling faces that we are all happy about.