Lily exemplifying Franciscan values
ST Francis of Assisi Primary School student Lily Curtis received a Fred Hollows Award for Care and Compassion on September 25 at a ceremony at the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Gabi Hollows and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr presented the 11-year-old with the award in front of her family members and school staff.
The school’s religious education coordinator Lisa Conroy nominated Lily for being “an outstanding model of the Franciscan values of care and compassion”.
“She demonstrates warmth in the way she relates to others and is selfless in her relationships, showing consideration of the needs of others,” the nomination said.
“Lily has a compassionate heart, exemplified by her promotion of social justice in the school through Mini Vinnies and as a Year 6 leader this year.
“Lily calmly demonstrates her social justice beliefs in her daily actions through true Christian leadership to her peers, her teachers and the wider school community.”