by Maria Downey
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Selfless, caring and courageous: That's how the Red Cross of Alaska described the nine Alaskans honored Tuesday morning during the annual Real Heroes breakfast.
Krystie Depue of Eagle received the Community Safety Award for her actions during devastating flooding last spring.
"Krystie recognized her community's needs and stepped up to open a shelter for displaced residents and disaster personnel, providing hot meals and a safe place to rest," said Wanda Lewis of BP Alaska.
For their bravery and selfless action, Araya Flowers and Zack Sebwenna were presented with the 2010 Youth Samaritan Award.
The two Service High students interceded to save the life of a fellow student, Lory Miebs, last December. Police say Miebs was stabbed multiple times by an ex-boyfriend on school grounds.
"I'm really happy that she pulled everything through and made it and stuff," Flowers said. "Really happy that she made it. It was amazing; I didn't think she'd make it."