15-year-old high school student recognized as a COVID hero

Emma Flores, a 15-year-old, ninth-grader at Tiyan High School was recognized as a COVID Hero.

During these trying times, there are still heroes within our midst who try to make a difference and help the community.

During the daily press conference in Adelup on Friday, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero recognized Emma Flores, a 15-year-old, ninth-grader at Tiyan High School as a COVID Hero.

Emma, who is in her seventh year as a Guam Girl Scout, made face masks as part of a Take Action project. Every year, the Girl Scouts are encouraged to do a project for the community where they find a problem and think of a sustainable solution.

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“She realized that some of the stores implement a mask policy so you couldn’t go in without a mask. A shortage of masks meant not everyone could go to a store. After getting help from her grandmother and troop leader, Emma started making masks. And in two days, she made 20 masks and donated them to the store to pass out to patrons. Thank you Emma for being a COVID Hero,” the governor said.

She added that in times of uncertainty and doubt, some engage in acts of goodness and courage that call on us to do the same.


The governor is encouraging residents to use the hashtag #COVIDHeroesGU on their social media posts to highlight individuals, groups, and businesses who are stepping up to assist COVID-19 response efforts. The Governor will feature these heroes daily on her FaceBook page.