CFISD Student of the Week: Gilbert Lara

December 7, 2016

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Dec. 7, 2016—When Truitt Middle School eighth-grade student Gilbert Lara noticed a friend choking on his food during lunch on Nov. 11, he immediately took action. Lara performed abdominal thrusts until the item was dislodged and the friend stopped choking. Lara’s friend visited the nurse’s office before returning to class. “Gilbert's quick actions kept his friend from ending up in a potentially life threatening situation,” said Teresa Baranowski, Truitt principal.

School: Truitt Middle School

Age: 14

Grade: 8


Favorite class: READ 180. “It helps me with my vocabulary.”

Favorite things to do after class: Play video games.

Favorite website: YouTube. “I like to watch random videos.”

Favorite TV show: “I don’t really watch TV.”

Favorite movie: Fast and Furious. “I love cars!”

Ambition: “I want to design cars.”

What topics/things are you passionate about? “I love it when my mom buys me things.”

What inspires you? My parents. 

What three things can’t you live without? Phone, game console and computer.

What are you most looking forward to this year? “Going to New York in December with my family!”

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