The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has presented 17-year-old Jack Pape with the American Spirit Award, given to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary skill, professionalism and a spirit of excellence in a challenging situation.
Pape, of Omaha, Neb., helped provide first aid to Scouts injured during the tornado that struck Little Sioux Scout Ranch in 2008. He also administered CPR to a young boy who had stopped breathing while at a hotel swimming pool in 2009.
Boys’ Life readers helped select Pape as winner through online voting. He will now serve as the Boys’ Life 100th anniversary ambassador.