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Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

SHOT Puts Over Grenades Any Day Please, a poem by Misty Tucker, formed part of the cri­te­ria to re­ceive a Pierre de Cou­bertin award re­cently.

The poem was a very pow­er­ful piece that en­cour­ages the use of the sport­ing field above that of a bat­tle ground.

“I feel priv­i­leged to re­ceive this pres­ti­gious award and have re­ally en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence,” Miss Tucker said.

“It was in­spi­ra­tional to meet the Olympians and hear their sto­ries.”

Queens­land Olympic Coun­cil has been run­ning the Pierre de Cou­bertin pro­gram since 1995 and aims to re­ward note­wor­thy sport­ing se­condary stu­dents.

“We took part in a se­ries of mo­ti­va­tional work­shops run by Olympians Natalie Cook, Kim Cooper and Lara Daven­port,” Miss Tucker said.

“The high­light of the day for me was meet­ing Olympian Josh Jef­fries who our school sent let­ters of sup­port to dur­ing the last Olympics”

Miss Tucker, who is school cap­tain at Mun­dub­bera P-10, has rep­re­sented her school, and the North Bur­nett Re­gion in many sports in­clud­ing soc­cer and vol­ley­ball.

Swim­mer and gold medal­list from the 1960 Rome Olympics, John Con­rad, made a guest ap­pear­ance at the pre­sen­ta­tions dur­ing which Nat Cook in­ter­viewed him.

The guest pre­sen­ter and speaker was Cor­po­ral Daniel Keighran VC, a Vic­to­ria Cross awardee and Pierre de Cou­bertin re­cip­i­ent in 2000.

WELL DONE: Olympian Natalie Cook cel­e­brates with Misty Tucker.

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