People of Value – Methodist College Prize Distribution

By Magheragall Methodist Church

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Methodist College’s annual prize distribution took place today with The Right Honourable Lord Justice Gillen as guest of honour. A pupil from 1958-66 and a former chair of the Old Boys’ Association, Sir John currently chairs the Fundraising Committee. Speaking in the William Whitla Hall at Queen’s this afternoon, he urged Methody pupils to aim to become people of value. He warned them this goal would not come easily and would entail many failures along the way – but embracing it was the path to purpose and meaning in life.

Earlier, tribute had been paid to three members of the school’s Board of Governors who epitomised the qualities of character and commitment to which the pupils were urged to aspire. The Rev Dr Edmund Mawhinney, Dame Mary Uprichard and the Rev Winston Graham retired from the Board during the year, having contributed some forty-eight years of service between them.

These are people who have given freely of their time and talents for the good of the school community. And what a community it is! Once again this year the amazing range of the pupils’ academic, extra-curricular and sporting achievements was recognised and applauded, as was the vital input of …read more

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