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John Hooper Medal and Alice Perry Medal prize giving

 

Tomorrow at noon (October 16th), Minister Damien English T.D. will award the John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2014 and the Alice Perry Medal apps4gaps 2014.  The prize giving will take place at the Clock Tower, Dept. of Education & Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 beginning at 12 noon.

 

As part of the proceedings, Minister Damien English will formally launch the John Hooper Medal for Statistics Poster Competition, 2015. Details are available on the CSO website at:

http://www.cso.ie/en/newsandevents/johnhoopermedalforstatistics2015competition/

 

and launch

 

The Alice Perry Medal apps4gaps Competition, 2015. Details are available on the CSO website.

 

This is Maths Week and the Central Statistics Office is playing its part.

 

Padraig Dalton, Director General of the Central Statistics Office will formally launch the CensusAtSchool 2014/2015 questionnaire which has some really interesting questions about households and families. Besides these topics there are diverse questions on the cost of the last pair of jeans you bought, allergies, fame and your level of interest in politics.  Visit the CensusAtSchool website (www.censusatschool.ie). Follow the link to view the latest CensusAtSchool questionnaire:

 

http://www.censusatschool.ie/images/phases/2014-15-questionnaire.pdf

 

Felix Coleman, a statistician in the Central Statistics Office (CSO) will launch, a special statistical release, with the findings from the latest CensusAtSchool 2013/2014 questionnaire. The CensusAtSchool 2013/2014 questionnaire posed some interesting questions. Felix will present the results including numbers and types of footwear students own, favourite takeaway food and the books students read. Follow the link to view the 2013/2014 CensusAtSchool results:

http://www.censusatschool.ie/en/get-data/results/283-phase-13-1314

 

Minister Damien English T.D. will award the John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2014. Prizes will be presented to the students with the top three winning posters and their schools. Also present at the event will be the students whose posters were given an order of merit by the judges of the poster competition.

 

Following the awarding of the John Hooper Medal, Minister Damien English T.D. will present the prizes for the Alice Perry Medal apps4gaps competition.

 

After the prize giving by Minister Damien English prize winners will give a short presentation on their winning poster or winning app.

 

Dr. Anne Brosnan, National Coordinator of Project Maths will act as master of ceremonies.

 

Attached are the lists of the respective prize winners in each competition.

 

For further information contact:

Eoin McCuirc 086 4535741 or Felix Coleman (021) 453 5129

Central Statistics Office

Phone: LoCall 1890 313 414

(021) 453 5000 / (01) 498 4000, ext 5504 or 5129

Fax 021 453 5555

Internet www.cso.ie

E-mail islp@cso.ie

 

 

LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS:

 

John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2014

 

List of Awards to be announced by Anne Brosnan

and presented by the Minister Damien English

 

 

Prize giving to students - medals and framed certificates for First place, framed certificates for Second and Third Place

 

FIRST PRIZE and winners of the John Hooper Medal for Statistics

 

Prize:                                        Engraved John Hooper medals, framed certificates and prizes of €300 each

 

Winning Students:                     Liam O' Driscoll, David O' Callaghan

 

School:                                     Hamilton High School

                                                Bandon

                                                Co Cork

 

Poster entitled:                          SHOULD THE VOTING AGE BE LOWERED TO 16?

 

SECOND PRIZE

 

Prize:                                       Framed Certificates and prizes of €175 each

 

Winning Students:                    Rachael Ni Dhonnachadha, Shannon Ni Dhonnachadha

 

School:                                     St. Vincent's Secondary School

                                                Seatown Place 

                                                Dundalk

                                                Co Louth

 

Poster entitled:                          Karate - The Science of Punching         

 

THIRD PRIZE

 

Prize:                                        Framed Certificates and prizes of €100 each

 

Winning Students:                     Meaghan Dinsmore, Eimear McCausland

 

School:                                     Loreto Secondary School         

                                                Balbriggan

                                                Co Dublin

 

Poster entitled:          Does music and sport play a role in the development of hand eye coordination?

 

 

 

Prize giving to teachers - framed certificates for First, Second and Third Place

 

FIRST PRIZE

 

Prize:                                        A framed certificate for the school and a prize of  €1,000

 

Teacher:                                   John O’ Sullivan

 

School:                                     Hamilton High School

                                                Bandon

                                                Co Cork

           

 

Poster entitled:                       SHOULD THE VOTING AGE BE LOWERED TO 16?

 

SECOND PRIZE

 

Prize:                                        A framed certificate for the school and a prize of €650

 

Teacher:                                   John White

 

School:                                     St. Vincent's Secondary School

                                                Seatown Place 

                                                Dundalk

                                                Co Louth

 

 

 

Poster entitled:                         Karate - The Science of Punching

 

THIRD PRIZE

 

Prize:                                       A framed certificate for the school and a prize of €400

 

Teachers:                                 Niamh McNally

                                               

School:                                     Loreto Secondary School         

                                                Balbriggan

                                                Co Dublin

 

 

Poster entitled:                        Does music and sport play a role in the development of hand eye coordination?

 

 

The Alice Perry Medal - Apps4Gaps Competition 2014

 

List of Awards to be announced by Anne Brosnan

and presented by the Minister Damien English

 

           

Prize giving to winners:

- framed certificates for best concept app (open), best working app (open) and best concept app (student)

- medals and framed certificate for overall winner –best working app (student)

 

Best Working app (Student) and overall winner of the Alice Perry Medal

 

Prize:                                       Engraved Alice Perry medals, framed certificates and prize of €1,500

 

Winners:                                   Jack O’Sullivan, Peter Roe

 

Teacher:                                  Ms. Erica McNiece

                                     

School:                                    Kilkenny College,

                                               Castlecomer road

                                               Kilkenny

 

 

App entitled:                            Some1LikeMe

 

Best Concept app (Student)

Prize:                                       Framed Certificates and prize of €1,000

 

Winners:                                   Conor Mulcahy, Eoin Hayes, Robert Fitzgerald

 

Teacher:                                   Mr. Power

 

School:                                     Coláiste Chiarain

                                                High Street

                                                Croom

                                                County Limerick

 

App entitled:                              The Relocator

 

Best Working app (Open)

 

Prize:                                       Framed Certificates and prize of €1,500

 

Winners:                                   Gavin McArdle, Thomas Holz, Jennifer Treanor

 

From:                                       Maynooth University and UCD

 

App entitled:                             Census Explorer

 

Best Concept app (Open)

 

Prize:                                       Framed Certificates and prize of €1000

 

Winners:                                   Barry Kennedy, Katie Kennedy (absent)

 

From:                                       CoderDojo

                                                Limerick

 

App entitled:                             Attack of the Nearly Dead

 

 

 

John Hooper 2014 Order of Merit

 

The following posters were given an order of merit by the judges:

 

Students:                                  Aoise Kennedy, Emma Chawke, Shona Fahy

 

Teacher:                                   Deborah Ní Cheallaigh               

 

School:                                     Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh,

                                                Meal Sior Anraí,

                                                Cathair Luimnigh

                       

Poster entitled:                          Tired of Sleeping?

 

                           

 

Students:                                  Lauren Buicke, Jodi Barrett, Maria Lane

 

Teacher:                                   Shane Guerin   

 

School:                                     Millstreet Community School

                                                Millstreet

                                                Co Cork

 

Poster entitled:                          Snaptistics

 

 

Students:                                  Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy Thow, Ciara Judge              

 

Teacher:                                    Shaun Holly     

 

School:                                     Kinsale Community School

                                                Kinsale

                                                Co Cork

                        

Poster entitled:                         A Food Security Solution: Natural bacteria as a crop growth promoter

 

 

Students:                                Robert Sheedy, Joseph O' Donnell       

 

Teacher:                                  Padraig Costello                      

 

School:                                    Blackrock College

                                               Blackrock

                                               Co Dublin                    

 

Poster entitled:                         Teenagers vs Social Media

 

 

Students:                                  Laura McPhillips, Aislinn McPhillips       

 

Teachers:                                  Joanne Myers              

 

School:                                     St. Louis Secondary School

                                                Glen Road

                                                Monaghan                    

 

Poster entitled:                          When I Grow Up ...

 

 

Students:                                  Ciana Martin, Rachel Grene, Michelle Donovan   

 

Teacher:                                    Ita O' Donovan             

  

School:                                     John the Baptist Community School

                                                Hospital

                                                Co Limerick                  

 

Poster entitled:                          Irish Inniu

 

 

Students:                                  Ele Quinn, Eimear Matthews, Sarah Branigan                 

 

Teachers:                                  Ruth Savage                

 

School:                                     Our Lady's College

                                                Greenhills

                                                Drogheda

                                                Co Louth

 

Poster entitled:                         Teenage Stress Levels in School           

 

 

 

Students:                                  Roisin Lacey, Megan Freeman              

 

Teacher:                                    Niamh McNally             

 

School:                                     Loreto Secondary School

                                                Balbriggan

                                                Co Dublin                    

 

Poster entitled:                          Investigating the Protective Effects of Chitosan on the Tomato Fruit       

 

 

 

Students:                                  Clodagh Byrne, Norma O' Connor, Edel Slattery            

 

Teacher:                                    Shane Kissane             

 

School:                                     Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk                

                                                Mounthawk      

                                                Tralee

                                                Co Kerry

 

Poster entitled:                          Mental Health   

 

 

 

Students:                                  Ciara Holmes, Aoife Grimes, Christine O' Sullivan                      

 

Teachers:                                  Shane Kissane             

 

School:                                     Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk                

                                                Mounthawk      

                                                Tralee

                                                Co Kerry

                       

Poster entitled:                          "What We're Really Up To" -   How Teenagers Spend Their Time 

 

 

 

Students:                                  Alannah McElligott, Leandra Lalune Nana,

Jamie Bourke

                                                           

Teacher:                                    Shane Kissane             

 

School:                                     Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School                

                                                Mounthawk      

                                                Tralee

                                                Co Kerry

 

Poster entitled:                           Do You Wanna Be My Friend?

 

 

Highly Commended

 

The following poster was Highly Commended by the judges:

 

Students:                                  Aisling Sargent, Ellen Henkenborg,

                                                Sinead Ní Luing

 

Teacher:                                    Deborah Ní Cheallaigh

 

School:                                     Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

                                                Meal Sior Anraí

                                                Cathair Luimnigh

 

Poster entitled:                          Tuiscint Déagóirí ar Deonadh Orgán agus Fuil

 

 

 

 

Apps4Gaps Competition 2014 Highly Commended

 

The following app was highly commended by the judges:

 

Prize:                                         Framed Certificates

 

Winners:                                   Justin Gleeson, Eoghan McCarthy, Aoife Dowling

Company:                                 AIRO,

                                                Maynooth University

 

App entitled:                             All-Island Census App

                           

 

           

 

 

 

 

 Central Statistics Office                                                       15th October 2014

 

                                           – ENDS –