Cafeteria worker saves GUES student

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Thanks to the quick reaction of a Guthrie Upper Elementary School cafeteria worker a student’s life was saved earlier this month.

Donna Goodwin helped dislodged chicken from a student who was choking during lunch time at GUES.

Donna Goodwin helped dislodged chicken from a student who was choking during lunch time at GUES.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson and GUES Principal Susan Davidson recognized the cafeteria hero at Thursday evening’s board meeting.

Donna Goodwin said “it was automatic” when she came to the rescue after she saw a grade school student struggling for air during the lunch period.

A student was seen leaning over a trash can and some thought the student was perhaps ill, but it was clearly not the case with the student’s pale complexion that was quickly turning blue.

Enter Goodwin.

Goodwin says she was cleaning an area when she saw the student choking and dashed over. She says she leaned over and helped dislodge the piece of chicken and carrot that was obstructing the student’s breathing.

She does not consider herself a hero, but Simpson and Davidson certainly do and expressed their gratitiude to Goodwin for her heroic effort. In fact, Goodwin was reluctant at first to attend the meeting for the recognition. Board members and audience members in attendance all applauded her effort.

2 Comments on "Cafeteria worker saves GUES student"

  1. Barry Norton | March 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Reply

    She may not feel like a hero, but she is. That took courage.

  2. Kathleen Hardy Arrieta | May 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Reply

    Great job, Donna!

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