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.READ MORE: FHP Confirms Fatality After Tanker Truck That Drove Off Highway In Davie Catches Fire
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.READ MORE: ‘Get The Shot Today': Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Urging Vaccinations As Florida COVID Cases Skyrocket
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.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Searching For Hit-&-Run Driver Who Struck Motorcyclist