Com­pas­sion on dis­play

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

AUSTIN Cove Bap­tist Col­lege stu­dent Macy Cowcher is one of 32 stu­dents from WA recog­nised for their com­pas­sion, in­tegrity and kind­ness in the Fred Hol­lows Hu­man­ity Awards.

The award ac­knowl­edges Year 6 stu­dents who fol­low in the foot­steps of Hol­lows by demon­strat­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian val­ues to­wards oth­ers.

Macy was nom­i­nated by her teacher Ta­nia Tucker for pro­tect­ing and supporting two of her class­mates who are vi­sion­im­paired and legally blind.

Ms Tuckey said Macy al­ways looked af­ter the two girls, en­sur­ing they got to class safely and were sup­ported dur­ing play time.

“If Macy com­pletes her work early she will of­fer to help them with theirs and dis­plays a gen­uine com­pas­sion and kind­ness for oth­ers,’ she said.

The Fred Hol­lows Hu­man­ity Award was cre­ated in the ACT in 2012 and ex­panded into WA this year.

Gabi Hol­lows said the end­less ideas and en­ergy of young peo­ple con­tin­ued to in­spire her and it was great to meet some of the stu­dents who were mak­ing a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­ni­ties.

“Fred would have been in­cred­i­bly proud of the con­tri­bu­tion these stu­dents are mak­ing to so­ci­ety and of the Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion for recog­nis­ing and en­cour­ag­ing them to help oth­ers, no mat­ter how big or small their ac­tions,’’ she said.

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