SPOKANE -- North Central High School is adding recent Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter to its elite group of distinguished alumni. It planned to celebrate Carter's achievements at its annual Red and Black Convocation on Thursday.
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Carter graduated from North Central High School in 1998. Eleven years later, Carter risked his life multiple times to deliver ammunition and medical aid to his fellow soldiers during a battle in Afghanistan. His heroism earned him the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, which the President of the United States presented him last August.
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North Central High School staff remember Carter as a great guy with a positive attitude as well as a talented runner.
North Central leadership teacher Tom Armitage said the Red and Black Convocation is about more than recognizing Carter for his achievement: it's a way to inspire current students.
"Ty is such a great example of, not just an accomplished person, but what it means to be a good person," Armitage said. "If you look at his acts that led him to receiving that, it was just somebody who was doing the right thing at the right time and putting other people ahead of himself."
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The Materials Processing, Woods and Composites class at North Central planned to present Carter with a handmade shadow box. Carter's name and photo have already been added to the hallway wall along with other "Distinguished Alumni."