Governor Stitt to recognize Sapulpa students

Governor to honor four Chieftain "heros"
Posted on 06/19/2019
Gov. Kevin Stitt(SPS) - Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will come to Sapulpa to honor the four Sapulpa Chieftains students who rescued an elderly neighbor from a burning house.

The governor, along with Senator James Leewright and Representative Mark Lawson, will recognize Seth Byrd, Nick Byrd, Wyatt Hall, and Dylan Wick on Monday, June 24 at Central Technology Center's Sapulpa campus.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will last for one hour. Seating is limited.

Late in the evening on a day in May, Catherine Ritchie was preparing for bed, when she discovered her room had been overcome with flames. The smoke was so thick, Ms. Ritchie became disoriented and couldn’t find her way out. The four boys were outside when they smelled smoke and heard an alarm. They realized it was coming from the house across the street. They raced into action to get Ms. Ritchie out. Nick was able to get into the house through a back door, found her in a hallway, and carried her out of the house.

Since then, the story has gone viral. It's been picked up by the national networks with the boys having appeared live on at least one show, Fox & Friends.

Fox & Friends
CBS News
USA Today
The Washington Post

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