Local Ambassador Earns National Praise
A special message from Anna Maria Chávez, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
Earlier this year, I had the privilege of meeting high school senior Erika Yee when I returned to my home state of Arizona to attend the Girls and Women of Distinction Celebration with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona council. During the celebration, I was honored to present Erika with a Lifesaving Achievement award for her heroic act that saved the life of one of her fellow students at University High School in Tucson, Arizona.
On October 15, 2012, Erika, a Tucson native, was at band practice when her band mate Chris Miller suddenly collapsed. Erika had recently learned a technique known as Continuous-Chest-Compression CPR as a Girl Scout Junior at her local Girl Scout camp, Camp Fury. According to research, C…