Alex Travis, a 17-year-old senior at East Syracuse-Minoa High School, was honored by the district this week for saving an elderly man’s life.
“We’re extremely proud,” said superintendent Dr. Donna DeSiato. “In our Webster’s Dictionary, you would find Alex Travis’s name next to ‘hero.'”
Travis was driving with family when he noticed a car in the Bradley Brook reservoir. The teen dove fifteen feet underwater to rescue the driver, World War II veteran Stuart Deland, who had blacked out at the wheel and drove into the water.
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