Girl Scouts Posthumously Awards Amerie Jo Garza Bronze Cross for Doing ‘All She Could’ to Save Her Classmates

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We are continuing to learn more about the victims and survivors from last week’s shooting in Uvalde and among them was Amerie Jo Garza, a 10-year-old Girl Scout. The fourth grader was killed at Robb Elementary as she attempted to call 911, according to People.

In recognition of her bravery and courage, the Girl Scouts of the USA have honored the young victim by awarding her the highest honor, the Bronze Cross. The tweet reads, “The Bronze Cross is awarded for saving or attempting to save life at the risk of the Girl Scout’s own life.”

As one of the first students to be killed as she tried to reach out for help, Amerie is more than deserving of the award. Her father, a first responder to the shooting shared that “she died trying to save her classmates. She just wanted to save everyone.”

As Amerie was laid to rest this past Tuesday, the Girls Scouts presented the Bronze Cross along with a Presentation of Colors at her funeral. The organization shared that Amerie “was proud of the badges she earned. She completed her Girl Scout bridging ceremony last week, and Tuesday at school had received an award for making the A and B honor roll.”

The Girl Scouts wrapped up their tribute with “We will carry her story with us always and ensure her brave actions will endure for generations.”

If you’d like to help the survivors and families of the Uvalde shooting, you can head here.

 

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