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Barnsley Lass Chosen For Olympic Torch Honour

Thursday December 8 2011

A BARNSLEY girl has been one of the few people across the country selected to be an official Olympic torch bearer.

Hollie Woodhouse, 15, from Stairfoot was nominated by her mum Jane for her numerous achievements at school and in dancing. Her application was supported by Foulstone School, which Hollie attends.

Mum Jane said Hollie was very hardworking and dances as an associate for the Northern Ballet - but that she was just a 'normal' Barnsley girl that is bowled over by the news.

She said: "She's very modest, we knew that she'd been shortlisted in September but we never for one moment thought that she would be selected.

"Normally things like this go to people who have done really big things in the community, or someone who has gone through hard times or overcome some trauma. We didn't think it would be her as she's just a normal girl. We just can't believe it."

Hollie will now await news from the Olympics Committee to find out her 'route.'

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Reply Posted by Annwilcock on Thursday December 8 2011 at 15:46
well done hollie

Reply Posted by Rich on Thursday December 8 2011 at 16:10
Many congratulations, a true once in a lifetime opportunity.

Reply Posted by Audz71 on Friday December 9 2011 at 09:00
Well done Hollie your going to have a very busy year ! But your a star and will take it all in your stride ! Be proud babe xxx

Reply Posted by Mary goodliffe on Wednesday December 14 2011 at 03:15
well done hollie,xx

Reply Posted by Rachibabe94 on Wednesday February 15 2012 at 17:23
well done hollie :) xx

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