Triangle Girl Scouts Receive Lifesaving Medal
Eryn Olmo of Holly Springs and Grace Tharrington of Bunn were awarded the Girl Scout Lifesaving Medal of Honor in May. The national award recognizes Girl Scouts between the ages of 5 and 15 for saving or attempting to save a life under circumstances that indicate heroism.
Eryn, who works in a fast-food restaurant, saved a choking customer. (She is pictured at right.) Grace, pictured above, rescued her 3-year-old cousin from the swift currents of the Pamunkey River in Virginia.
“I am so incredibly proud of what Eryn and Grace have done,” says Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “Their heroic and selfless actions saved two precious lives that could have been lost forever without their courageous leadership and innate sense of duty. The Lifesaver Medal of Honor Award is one of the highest, rarest and most prestigious recognitions a Girl Scout can earn, and it’s emblematic of the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which teaches girls to ‘help people at all times’ and ‘make the world a better place.’”
Eryn and Grace also received a letter from Chávez and a certificate from the Girl Scouts N.C. Coastal Pines Council.