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Schoolgirl among two for gallantry honour at national awards

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 8:33 AM

A Merle Grove High School student who rescued her three siblings from a fire that engulfed their home is one of this year’s recipients of the Badge of Honour for Gallantry.

King’s House announced yesterday that Antini Henderson, of Spanish Town Road, in St Andrew is among 140 persons conferred with national honours.

The other person to receive the Badge of Honour for Gallantry this year is Orlando Brown, a resident of Ackee Walk, also in St Andrew.

King’s House says Henderson is being recognised for her act of bravery in January this year when she managed to save her mentally challenged sister and two other siblings from the fire that destroyed the family’s three-bedroom house.

Brown is being recognised for his bravery after he rescued a 12-year-old boy who was being washed away by flood waters inside the Sandy Gully last October.

The awards will be presented during the annual National Honours and Awards ceremony at King’s House in October.