School board recognizes GSHS students

Three helped victims injured in parade accident

STAFF REPORT
Posted 3/20/17

During a work session last week, the Baldwin County Board of Education took time to recognize several individuals who helped deal with the aftermath of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade accident, …

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School board recognizes GSHS students

Three helped victims injured in parade accident

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During a work session last week, the Baldwin County Board of Education took time to recognize several individuals who helped deal with the aftermath of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade accident, including three Gulf Shores High Students.

GSHS students Gary Roberts, Saylor Hammett and Alex Gaugh, along with their training instructor Lt. Ron West, were among those recognized by the board for their heroic acts and quick thinking during the incident.

The students jumped in and worked to help treat fellow classmates that saw less severe injuries in the accident.

BCBE member Angie Swiger said they exuded professionalism and calm in a trying time.

“Honestly, they looked just like the other first responders that were helping people on the scene,” Swiger said. “The training they had received just kicked in and they went into helping mode. They were in the right place at the right time and were able to give help to a lot of people.”

All were given letters of commendation from the school board and received a standing ovation from the assembled people at Summerdale School for the meeting.

“It’s a small token of our gratitude to give these letters of commendation,” Swiger said. “We appreciate what you did for your fellow students on that day, and we thank you for stepping up when you were needed.”