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Bullard High School students recognized for act of heroism

Four BHS students hold certificates with Dr. Lee

Four Bullard High School students and two Bullard residents were recognized during a special ceremony at Bullard City Hall for assisting first responders in a traffic accident earlier this month. The swift actions of students Kyle Schneider, Sheane Congo, Derek and Drue Bowers, their father Troy Bowers, and resident David Isbell helped save the victim's life that night. 

The Bullard Fire Department hosted the ceremony at Bullard City Hall in front of a room full of first responders, City officials, Bullard ISD administrators, and guests. Bullard Mayor Shirley Coe read a proclamation before Bullard ISD Superintendent Dr. Jack Lee and Bullard Fire Chief Peter Riley gave remarks.

Dr. Lee thanked the students for their bravery and humility and thanked their parents for raising individuals willing to step up and do what is needed to help others. “Mostly, we thank you, students, for living up to the values we hope every student at Bullard ISD graduates with,” Dr. Lee said. 

Dr. Lee also presented the four students with certificates of appreciation from State Representative Cody Harris’s office. 

Chief Riley then discussed the heroic events of that fateful evening before presenting the six citizens with framed letters of accommodation and a collection of gifts and gift cards donated by local businesses that wanted also to show their appreciation. 

Speaking to the citizens, Chief Riley said, “There is a quote that says ‘heroism is a matter of choice’. And you made a choice that night to impact somebody in a very positive way.”

Mayor Coe, 6 citizens, Chief Riley, and Dr. Lee at ceremony

Mayor Shirley Coe, David Isbell, Drue Bowers, Troy Bowers, Derek Bowers, Kyle Schneider, Shaene Congo, Chief Riley, Dr. Jack Lee

Four BHS students hold certificates with Dr. Lee


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