Student fights suspension over letter praising women’s ‘inner beauty’

Stephanie Findlay
The Star

All he wanted was to share the love, but instead he got suspended.

A Catholic high school student is appealing a suspension he received after distributing a Valentine’s Day letter to classmates that praised women’s inner beauty.

“Real attractiveness comes from having a certain dignity,” wrote Paul Gomille, a 17-year-old student at Archbishop Denis O’Connor Catholic High School.

“It comes from having class. It comes from being true to yourself, being yourself, and being comfortable in your own skin.”

Paul Gomille’s letter to young women

It’s the second time in less than five months the Ajax school has made headlines. In November, it attracted international attention after a trustee said too many girls were hiking their kilts to unacceptable heights.

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