Evan Seigel: 10 year old HERO
|April 18, 2011||Posted by admin under whats right with kids today, WRWKT, youth|
For elementary-aged kids, the opportunity to be a school patrol is a responsibility, a privilege–and fun too. When Evan Seigel took on his job as a patrol, he knew it was not fun-and-games and a job to be taken seriously.
A fifth-grader at Salmon Creek Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington, Evan knows his job is to keep kids safe on the streets around his elementary school. Last December he had the opportunity to show his community just what the job could require from patrols.
When a young girl began to cross without the okay and guidance of a school patrol Evan knew right away she was in danger. An approaching car that did not seem to intend on stopping, or even slowing down, required Evan to spring into action. “The guy was texting,” said Evan. “The windows weren’t tinted so I could see everything.”
Evan burst into the street to pull the young girl to safety without a moment to spare, and all within view of the school patrol advisor Carol Stein who is certain Evan saved her life.
“When I saw it, I was in a position that I couldn’t reach it in time, and thank goodness he was, and he acted exactly like I would have hoped,” she said.
AAA is honoring Evan with the Life Saving Award which will be presented to him in Washington DC.
Well-deserved Evan!Read more on Evan Seigel here.
All the best!
Rena M. Reese
Founder, Soul Salon International
Sponsor of WRWKT