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.