CORUNNA, Mich. (WLNS) — A Corunna High School student was honored by congress for his heroic actions during a swimming meet in January.
Xavier Staubs is credited with saving a rival swimmer from drowning during a meet in January. On Tuesday, Congressman John Moolenaar presented Staubs with the entry into the congressional record that honors him.
“It feels amazing,” Staubs said. “I’m happy i got the recognition, but at the same time, I don’t feel like i really need it, because just knowing that I saved someone is enough.”
Congressman Moolenaar calls him a hero.
“It’s just a great example of courage, someone who took action to make a difference,” Moolenaar said.
Staubs said he has not spoken with the swimmer he saved, but said he hopes his story makes a splash with others.
“I hope this inspires people to do the right thing, no matter how small it may be,” he said. “Because little things can pile up and make a difference.”