Top prizes for Westmeath students in Texaco art competition

Alan Sweeney from Coosan National School, Athlone pictured holding his prize-winning painting entitled ‘Titanic 100th Anniversary’ along with father Padraig and mother Elizabeth.

Alan Sweeney from Coosan National School, Athlone pictured holding his prize-winning painting entitled ‘Titanic 100th Anniversary’ along with father Padraig and mother Elizabeth.

Seven Westmeath students have won top prizes in this year’s 58th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

In Category E, the third prize of €125 was won by Alan Sweeney (7 ), a student at Coosan National School, Athlone for his work entitled ‘Titanic 100th Anniversary’.

Another Westmeath success is Deirdre Manny (16 ), a pupil at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, who won first prize of €450 in category G for the third year in succession with her painting ‘White Wild Roses’. Her brother Lonan-Francis, a pupil at the same school, won a Special Merit Award in Category C.

Other Westmeath Special Merit Awards winners were Sadbh Beirne (14 ), Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone; Emily Jones (14 ), Loreto College, Mullingar; Fiona Broderick (10 ), Moate; and James O’Brien (8 ), St Oliver Plunkett Boy’s National School, Moate.

Prizes will be presented at a ceremony that takes place in Dublin in May at which all 161 top prize winners will be in attendance.

 

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