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Loreto College award-winners at the 2011 Coleraine Festival
06/04/2011 SUCCESS FOR LORETO DRAMA STUDENTS IN COLERAINE FESTIVAL

Seven outstanding Drama students from Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, have taken top awards at the annual Coleraine Festival.

Ben Levy, who is in Year 11 and currently studying Drama among his GCSE subjects, won the Set Poem class in the 14-15 age group.  He took second place in the Favourite Poem, Solo Drama and Shakespeare Solo classes, and, along with his brother Lucas, won the Duologue class.  Ben also won the Festival Bursary for the Most Promising Actor aged 14 and over, for the second consecutive year, and is clearly a talent to watch out for in the years ahead.

Lucas Levy, currently in Year 10 and a Junior Drama enthusiast at Loreto, was not to be outdone by his older brother:  as well as winning the Duologue class with Ben, Lucas took first place in the Set Poem class, and took third place in the Solo Drama and Favourite Poem classes. Lucas won two Festival cups: the Linda Jayne Memorial Cup for the most memorable performance in the under 16 age group, and, for the second consecutive year, the Junior Festival Cup for the most outstanding performances in the under 16 age group. 

Another Year 10 student at Loreto College, Conal McGinley, brought home an impressive array of trophies and medals from the Festival.  Conal took first place in the Favourite Poem class, first place in the Solo Drama class, second place in the Duologue class and won the much-coveted trophy for performance of a Shakespeare solo.

Year 9 student Rhianna Gardiner, another extremely enthusiastic participant in Junior Drama at Loreto, won first place in the Quick Study class in her year group.

Showing tremendous promise for the future were three highly enthusiastic and talented Year 8 Loreto students: Aoife Carr, Emma Crossley and Alexandra McGinley.  Aoife Carr took first place in the Solo Drama class in her age group, as well as first place in the Set Poem class.  In the Junior Prizewinners’ award for all award-winners in the under 16 age group in the Festival, Aoife was named runner-up, and she won the award for the Best Solo Drama performance in the entire Festival. Emma Crossley took first place in her age group in the Inventive Story-Telling class, first place in the Duologue and was Highly Commended in the Solo Drama class, while Alex McGinley took first place in the Set Poem class and third place in the Quick Study class.

All seven students were congratulated on these superb achievements, and for their tremendous enthusiasm for Drama, by Mrs Oonah McEwan, Head of Drama at Loreto College, and by Mr Brian Lenehan, College Principal, on behalf of all the staff and students of the school.