A Young Hero

December 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;12/5/2005, Vol. 68 Issue 10, p3
The article features Tilly Smith, a 10-year-old British girl, who saved dozens of lives in Thailand. On December 26, 2004, Tilly and her family were on vacation in Thailand. That day, a tsunami crashed along coastlines in Asia and Africa, killing about 178,000 people. Tilly had studied tsunamis at her school and recognized the early signs of the tsunami approaching. Tilly warned people on the beach about the tsunami. In November 2005, she was honored for her heroic actions at the United Nations in New York City.


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