Evie Doman, Laurence and Philip Slater and Kiara Kennedy, pupils and teacher Victoria Walsh of Wallace High School who carried the Olympic Torch. US2412.101A0
A NUMBER of Wallace High School pupils, along with one of the school's teachers, proudly represented Lisburn when they carried the Olympic Flame during the Olympic Torch Relay across Northern Ireland recently.
Miss Victoria Walsh, an English teacher at the school, ran in Bushmills on the Sunday of the Relay.
She commented: "Being a torchbearer was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. It was an honour and a privilege to carry the Olympic flame."
Laurence Slater, Year 12, ran in Portadown last Tuesday: "Running with the torch was a once in a lifetime experience. I will never forget it."
Kiara Kennedy, Year 11, ran in Omagh on Tuesday:, "Being a torchbearer was something I never imagined I would get to do. It was an awesome experience."
Meanwhile, Philip Slater, Year 11, ran in Templepatrick on Thursday. Philip said: "I will always remember carrying the Olympic torch, it was like competing in the Olympic Games for me."
Evie Doman, Year 11, ran in Lisburn on Wednesday and presented the torch to the Mayor: To be able to carry the Olympic flame through my home town and present it to the Mayor was an amazing experience I will treasure for the rest of my life."