Puglisi wins Peace Award

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Scott Tib­balls

YEAR 7 Stu­dent An­gelo Puglisi has been awarded the 2016 Moss­man State High School Peace Award.

The award, which recog­nises courage and ex­cel­lent in pro­mot­ing peace in the com­mu­nity, is given out every year.

The win­ner is given $300 to do­nate to a lo­cal not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, and An­gelo has de­cided to do­nate the money to the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

“I had two friends that were like lit­tle broth­ers and they lost their grand­fa­ther,” said An­gelo.

Ev­i­dence of mo­ti­vat­ing oth­ers, ad­vo­cat­ing for peace and har­mony, an abil­ity to build bridges to­wards solv­ing con­flict and have a good rep­u­ta­tion are the cri­te­ria for the peace award, which in 2016 was spon­sored by the Moss­man Port Dou­glas Angli­can Church.

One teacher that nom­i­nated An­gelo for the award de­scribed him as a kind, ma­ture and friendly stu­dent.

“He goes about his school life with dig­nity and re­spect,” they said.

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