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Prom Teens Honored For Rescuing Crash Victims

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Western High School students before prom on May 11, 2013. They rescued 7 people trapped in overturned van on the way to the prom. (Source; CBS4)

Western High School students before prom on May 11, 2013. They rescued 7 people trapped in overturned van on the way to the prom. (Source; CBS4)

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WESTON (CBSMiami) — A group of 20 South Florida high school students was honored Thursday for demonstrating courage and selflessness on the way to their prom.

The group of teens, from Western High School in Davie, was cruising along I-595 in the back of a Cadillac Escalade limo on their way to their prom on May 11th when they stopped to help the victims of a rollover crash. The van actually flipped over in front of their limo near Hiatus Road.

The teens and their limo driver ran from the limo and help rescue the people who were trapped inside the van.

They rescued a total of seven people including two kids.  Luckily, no one was seriously hurt.

As a result of their actions, the students were honored by the Rotary Club of Weston Thursday morning for demonstrating “Service Above Self” which is a key tenet of the Rotary Club.

Plaques were presented to the heroic students at the Rotary Club’s annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast.

During Thursday’s ceremony, the Rotary Club also awarded 47 students from Western, Cypress Bay and Sagemont High Schools with nearly $75,000 in scholarships, the most ever awarded by the Weston club.

 

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