Four Carson High students and one graduate were recently honored for helping a stranded woman during a snowstorm, according to a news release.
CHS students Gabriel Brackin, 17-year-old senior, Wyatt Johnson, 16-year-old freshman, Dameon Lister, 15-year-old freshman, and Daniel Novoa, 18-year-old senior, were recognized with “Outstanding Citizen Awards” for the aid they provided to a stranded community member on a snowy day last month. CHS alumni John Campbell, 19, who was traveling with the students, also was part of the effort.
The woman, who had been stranded several hours, wished to remain anonymous but said the boys did not hesitate, according to the news release. She reached out to the high school to express appreciation.
“The ‘Good Samaritan’ thoughts and actions of these gentlemen to help free a vehicle trapped in a snowbank on a wintery day exemplifies what it truly means to be a Carson High Senator,” said Rodney Wade, dean of students at Carson High. “Their kindness, empathy and willingness to help others in need are a testament to their character and the kind of citizens we hope they will become.”
The students said they were simply doing what they felt was right and that they were happy to have been able to help someone in need.
“I’m just happy that we were able to make a difference in someone’s life,” said Lister. “It was a team effort, and we were all happy to help.”
Wade recognized the young men with the special award for their honorable actions and hopes publicizing this act of kindness will inspire others in the community to do the same.
The newly created “Outstanding Citizen Award” is offered to students who go out of their way to serve others and exhibit a passion to make a difference in the community, Wade said.
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