A Tracy boy saved a 2-year-old girl from drowning when she fell into a pool in July and has been nominated for a Boy Scout lifesaving award for his effort.
Tyler Romero, 10, a Webelo II Scout with Pack 525 in Tracy, was at a friend’s house when he heard the splash after the small girl, left unattended for a moment, climbed onto a pool slide and fell into the water.
Tyler dove into the pool and held the girl above the water as he swam her to the edge of the pool, where other children helped pull her out. The toddler was unharmed by the fall into the water.
Tyler has been nominated for the Boy Scouts of America Lifesaving Award and received certificates for his heroism from Tracy Fire Department Chief Al Nero and Tracy Police Department Chief Gary Hampton.
Former Tracy resident earns pageant crown
Heather Hanson of Valley Springs, a former Tracy resident, earned the title National American Miss California Teen Cover Girl during a statewide pageant July 29 to 31 and will compete in the national pageant in Anaheim during the third week of November.
Hanson, daughter of Kathie and Brian Hanson, lived in Tracy from the time she was 10 months old until she reached sixth grade, when the family relocated to Valley Springs.
As state cover girl, she will champion causes such as work on autism.
The teenager also enjoys cheerleading, running, baking, dancing, swimming and taking part in Girl Scouts and community service work.
THS grad earns bachelor’s degree
Lauren Mast, a 2006 graduate of Tracy High School, received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from California State University, Chico, in May.
Mast, daughter of Dr. John and Kathy Mast, now lives in Sacramento and works for SENT Hearing Center.
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