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Cody Cale responded quickly in crisis situation

Jan. 10—Cody Cale, district support specialist at Great Bend USD 428, received the school board's ROSE Award, Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education, on Monday, Jan. 8.

Superintendent Khris Thexton presented the award and explained, "Cody was at a varsity basketball game and noticed a person in distress was turning blue as they exhibited the universal sign of choking. Cody quickly proceeded to perform the Heimlich maneuver to eject a throat obstruction. Cody's quick response and knowledge of the maneuver changed a dangerous situation into a positive ending.

"Thank you, Cody, for being present and knowing how to respond!"