VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Nolasco
Date: 08/30/16 Phone: 757.263.1234
News Release No. 007 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: lauren.nolasco@vbschools.com

Princess Anne High School's Miles Williams to receive Lifesaver Award from mayor

Thursday, Sept. 1, Princess Anne High School sophomore Miles Williams will be honored with the Virginia Beach Lifesaver Award from Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms. The ceremony will take place before kickoff of Princess Anne’s opening football game at home against Landstown High School.

Williams is being honored for a heroic act earlier this summer. While skimboarding along the Chesapeake Bay, he heard two people approximately 50 yards off shore yelling for help as they had been caught in a rip current. Without hesitating, Williams dove into the water and swam out to rescue the two swimmers, making two trips to bring both to shore safely.

“We are so proud to not only have a student like Miles in our school division, but also in our city,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). “His courage and his determination have saved two lives, and Miles is proof that you are never too young to make a difference in your community.”

The Virginia Beach Lifesaver Award was created by the Virginia Beach Safety Council in 1967 to honor those in the city who had gone above and beyond to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their fellow citizens.

The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Princess Anne High School is located at 4400 Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach.

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