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Brentwood Board of Education Recognizes Student Artists and Two Heroic Acts

At the Dec. 21 meeting of the Brentwood Union Free School District Board of Education, the Board recognized several students and staff members for their outstanding contributions to the Brentwood school community.

The Board recognized kindergarten students Gia Pellicane and Riley Santa Cruz for providing the beautiful artwork that was selected to be used in the central administration holiday cards this year. Additionally, Brentwood High School students Rudy Fuentes, Caleb Martinez and Quebin Robles were recognized by the Board for designing the cover art used on their holiday cards this year.

The recognitions continued as the Board honored student lifeguard Aleuris Lantigua for their swift, decisive actions that led to saving a Brentwood staff member in distress utilizing skills he learned in a district program.

The recognitions concluded with the Board recognizing district mail carrier James Benavides for saving a student who was choking while walking home from school. Mr. Benavides sprang into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver, freeing the obstruction and saving the student.