Joseph’s hard work pays off

DE­TER­MINED YOUNG­STER RE­WARDED

Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

MUN­STER res­i­dent Joseph Har­rall has been awarded a Lions Chil­dren of Courage Spe­cial Needs Award for his strength in the face of ad­ver­sity.

The 15-year-old, who has cere­bral palsy, re­ceived the award from Lions In­ter­na­tional in front of his peers at an assem­bly at Atwell Col­lege.

“I am happy all the time and I al­ways am try­ing dif­fer­ent things to help me to live my life,” Joseph said.

“I al­ways look for good things in my life.

“I felt the best to get the award. It felt like all my hard work paid off.”

As­so­ciate prin­ci­pal Bren­don Bleak­ley said Joseph had worked hard ever since he came to the school three years ago.

“He’s a de­ter­mined stu­dent and de­spite his spe­cial needs is an ac­tive mem­ber of the school,” Mr Bleak­ley said.

“He’s al­ways try­ing and he gets in­volved.”

Joseph is cur­rently lin­ing up work ex­pe­ri­ence with a lo­cal li­brary.

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