Top marks for kindness
STUDENT RECOGNISED FOR HELPING OTHERS
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.hollows.org/humanity award
Teacher Daina Trew nominated Kasey Scanlan for the award.