Fredon student wins community service award

| 25 Apr 2012 | 02:14

FREDON — Fredon Elementary School sixth-grade student Paulie Tigue was recently recognized as the recepient of the Middle School Caring Student Award, given by the Sussex County School Counselor’s Association. The award is given to an eighth or sixth-grade student who is respectful of others, displays caring through volunteering, displays helpfulness without being asked, demonstrates a kind and compassionate attitude, values people who are different, is cheerful and optimistic, and is supportive of others. According to school officials, Paulie is invaluable to Fredon Elementary School, and was recommended by nearly every staff member. He is a member of 4H, volleyball, basketball and football. He spends his weekends volunteering at roadside cleanups, helping out on his farm, or building community playgrounds. His true passion is go-cart and racecar driving, and he hopes to be the next Dale Earnhardt Junior. In fact, when he does encounter fame and wealth by racing cars, Paulie said he “would definitely give a lot of to a cancer charity. And I would buy a Corvette for my dad like he's always wanted.”