Introducing the 2017 Honorees

09 March 2016 Meet our #SOCAwards2017 Honorees

The post-primary students, who hail from all corners of Ireland, will be presented with €500 and an engraved silver medallion at the gala awards ceremony on 23rd March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin with special guest speaker Irish international rugby player, Jordi Murphy. At the gala, two of the 20 students will be named All-Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year, receiving €1,000, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their school and an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States in May to participate in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ceremony.

The programme is run in partnership with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) and the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI). The programme is also supported by Volunteer Now, Volunteer Ireland, Scouting Ireland and Foróige.

For more information about the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, follow the Pramerica Spirit of Community Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter feed @Pramerica_SOC.

The 20 finalists are:

Emily Duffy, from Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Ashling Dunphy, from Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary
Eric Flaherty, from Portumna, Co Galway.
Lisa Gallagher, from Belmullet, Co Mayo
Chelsea Gibson from Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Aoife Gillespie from Stranorlar, Co. Donegal
Chantelle Hutchinson from Belfast, Co Antrim
Caitlin Kane, from Belfast, Co. Antrim
Bartek Karpinski, from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
Eoghan Kenny, from Mallow, Co. Cork
Hannah Lyons, from Eglinton, Co. Derry
Clíodhna Malone from Newbridge, Co Kildare
Eimear Mansfield from Waterford, Co. Waterford
Rachel McGowan, from Derry
Matthew McNeive, from Knock, Co. Mayo
Dylan Nesbitt from Convoy, Co. Donegal
Olivia Price, from Belfast, Co. Antrim
Lucia Quinney Mee, from Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Daniel Ritchie from Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
Martha Tuohy, from Portumna, Co. Galway