Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Michael Frazier, 17, a recent Maine South High School graduate, was honored by the Park Ridge City Council at an Aug. 5 meeting for his life-saving actions to help a fellow  student who collapsed while jogging around the school’s track in April.

Kevin Tomsia, the student who suffered the collapse, survived the incident and is doing well — thanks to Frazier and the more than two dozen people who came to his aid, all of whom were recognized by the Park Ridge City Council.

To honor Frazier’s life-saving actions, the Park Ridge Professional Firefighters Association gave him a scholarship to cover tuition for his emergency medical technician certification. That certification will be the beginning of Frazier’s post-secondary education at Harper College to become an emergency medical technician and paramedic.