Sixteen-year-old Amy Rose Chivers didn’t stop to think when 4-year-old Kalea Schrader fell into a pool Sunday, May 30, at a house party — she just reacted.
“She just jumped in and got the little girl,” said Amy’s mother, Jenny Chivers. “She’s a really good kid.”
Amy, who lives in Tracy with her mother and father, Mike Chivers, has experience with children, Jenny explained, but not in a pool situation. But when Kalea, who doesn’t know how to swim, slipped into the backyard pool, Amy jumped right in after.
“It all happened really, really fast, and it could’ve been a really bad situation,” said Sandy Schrader, the 4-year-old’s mother. “In my eyes, Amy will always be Kalea’s hero.” Teen earns Eagle ranking
Boy Scout Troop 514 welcomed Jesse Tanner Hill to the rank of Eagle Scout with a court of honor Sunday, May 30.
Hill, the 18-year-old son of David and Leslie Hill of Tracy, is the second in his family to reach the Scouts’ highest rank.
He earned 21 merit badges on his way to Eagle Scout, in addition to his Eagle project, for which he raised money for, bought and installed a flag pole in front of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wilkinson Way, off Valpico Road.
He graduated from West High School’s Space and Engineering Academy on Saturday, May 29, and plans to attend Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City beginning this fall. A master of engineering
Tracy High School Class of 2001 alumnus Elijah B. Jones has completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering at Santa Clara University.
Jones earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 2006.