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North High student earns national lifesaving award from Girl Scouts

Alexis Becker, a Girl Scout Ambassador and student at Parkway North High School, received the Bronze Cross for saving her elderly neighbor’s life from a house fire. The

Girl Scout Troop Leader, Bianca Nalepa; Alexis Becker, Parkway North High student and Girl Scouts Senior, with her Bronze Cross Award; Dr. Jenny Marquart, principal Parkway North School.


Bronze Cross is a national award earned by Girl Scouts who have saved a human life. Alexis received the award at school on Friday, May 18, 2012 in front of her classmates and family. Before May 12, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has presented only 12 Lifesaving Awards to local Girl Scouts since 1981.

Girl Scouts Bronze Cross award
The Bronze Cross is a prestigious, national award that has been a part of the Girl Scout program since the start of the movement. This medal is a Lifesaving award earned by a Girl Scout who has saved a human life under circumstances that indicate heroism or risk to their own lives and who have performed heroic acts beyond the degree of maturity and training to be expected at their age.