Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Local nominated for striving to improve the lives of others

David Lee September 6, 2017
NOMINATED FOR HUMANITY AWARD… St Mel’s Primary School classroom teacher, Kara McCann, grade 6 student, Lara Trevaskis and principal, Dom Poppa. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

NOMINATED FOR HUMANITY AWARD… St Mel’s Primary School classroom teacher, Kara McCann, grade 6 student, Lara Trevaskis and principal, Dom Poppa. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

SHEPPARTON student, Lara Trevaskis always strives to do what she can to improve the lives of others, and it’s because of this that her principal at St Mel’s School, Dom Poppa nominated her for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award.

Lara’s goal is to become a human rights lawyer so she can support those in need and make the world a better place.

The award recognises Year Six students who follow in Fred’s footsteps by demonstrating compassion, integrity and kindness towards others.

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

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

“I am constantly inspired by the actions of award recipients and I urge people to nominate a year six student they know who embodies the values of compassion, integrity and kindness.”

Nominations are open now until September 10 and parents, teachers, principals and members of communities around the country are being encouraged to nominate a child they know who is making a difference, at www.hollows.org/humanityaward