Congressional Award

St. Louis Irish Arts is the only school that we know of, where pretty much all of the traditional Irish Arts are offered all in one place. Mrs. Gannon aims to keep the  methods of teaching the same as they were when she and Dr. G learned them in Ireland. St. Louis Irish Arts is a member of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and Mrs. Gannon has received numerous awards for her undying dedication to the promotion of the Irish Arts. She is also well known in the St. Louis community for her dedication to her students.
 
Our students are encouraged to do good for the community. We regularly perform at nursing homes and many places where people need a little 'pick-me-up'. This is particularly evident in March, when we perform a lot of shows. Some of our students go above and beyond. 
 
Our students are offered a chance to compete for the Missouri Congressional Award. Mrs. G helps them keep on track so they can compete for this prodigious award. http://www.congressionalaward.org/council/missouri.php  The Congressional Award is a public private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America’s youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
 
For more information about the program visit:  www.congressionalaward.org
 
St. Louis Irish Arts students that just won this award in 2015 are:
 
Gold Medal      Mary Ann Cahoon
                        Holly Laws
                        Emily Chiles
 
Silver Medal    Olivia Hoijarvi
                        KT Elliott
 
 
Bronze Medal  Claudia Barney
                        Sophia Barney
                        Kaelin Dooley
                        Allison Fronick
                        Riley Gannon
                        Josie Moran
                        Aisling O'Brien
                        Bridget Turney
 
 
 
 
 
We are EXTREMELY proud of ALL of our students. The Congressional Award is a big deal and we are thrilled that so many of our students have been recipients of this award.