Top marks for kind­ness


Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

NOM­I­NA­TIONS for the Fred Hol­lows Hu­man­ity Award close on Septem­ber 10, with a stu­dent from Mid­dle Swan al­ready in the run­ning.

Swan Chris­tian Col­lege teacher Daina Trew nom­i­nated stu­dent Kasey Scan­lan for this year’s award, which recog­nises Year 6 stu­dents who demon­strate com­pas­sion, in­tegrity and kind­ness to­wards oth­ers.

Kasey and her younger neigh­bours de­cided to set up a cof­fee, tea and cookie stand out­side her home, and raised $150 for the Can­cer Coun­cil, which she hoped could go to­wards a cure and help­ing fam­i­lies with treat­ment costs.

She also made her class­mates aware of TV per­son­al­ity Car­rie Bick­more’s Bea­nies for Brain Can­cer ini­tia­tive, re­sult­ing in class mem­bers buy­ing some of the bea­nies.

“Kasey is an out­stand­ing stu­dent who thinks of oth­ers and con­sis­tently dis­plays good cit­i­zen­ship both in the class and out­side of school,” Mrs Trew said.

“She is an in­spi­ra­tion to her peers and younger mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.”

A pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony in Perth later this year will recog­nise nom­i­nees and a WA ju­nior am­bas­sador will re­ceive $5000 to give to one of the foun­da­tion’s pro­grams to end avoid­able blind­ness.

“Fred used to say the ba­sic at­tribute of mankind is to look af­ter each other,” Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion found­ing di­rec­tor Gabi Hol­lows said.

“He would be so proud to know the Fred Hol­lows Hu­man­ity Award is recog­nis­ing stu­dents who are demon­strat­ing this be­lief in their own lives.”

Nom­i­nate a child who is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence at www.hol­­man­ity award

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Teacher Daina Trew nom­i­nated Kasey Scan­lan for the award.

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