Banta School student Gary Gregory was given an award for heroism after he helped a classmate who was choking during an assembly.
On the final day of school, Thursday, June 3, Gary saw a friend stand up and walk away during the middle of the assembly. Gary’s friend couldn’t talk and pointed to his throat, after which Gary performed an abdominal thrust and dislodged a plastic ring —apparently from a water bottle — that had stuck in the other student’s throat.
Gary, who just finished eighth grade and will attend Tracy High School, was given a framed award by Banta School’s principal for his timely response.
Tracy resident named to dean’s list
Abigail Leigh Nolen of Tracy was one of 371 students who were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Union University.
The dean’s list includes full-time students with a 3.5 grade-point average on a four-point scale.
Union University is in Jackson, Tenn., and enrolls more than 4,000 students.
Local native in Warrior Games
Tracy native Staff Sgt. Rachelle Renaud, 30, is one of 100 U.S. Army athletes competing at the inaugural Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Colorado Springs, Colo., training facility. She plans to compete in the standing shot put, individual and relay swimming races, cycling and shooting.
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