Seven months after they helped save the life of their 6th grade science teacher, four McCord Junior
High School students have been recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary for their quick-thinking actions.
Sarah Sabol, Jaret Hoschak, Mark Curtis and Andy Riggs were presented the auxiliary’s Youth Hero Award on June 4 at the school’s year-end academic awards assembly.
The students acted swiftly when their teacher, Connie Root, collapsed in their classroom Nov. 9. Sarah, using the classroom phone, called a teacher in a nearby classroom. Andy hustled next door
to another teacher’s classroom. Jaret and Mark sprinted to the cafeteria where they found the school’s principal, Keith Limes, and Kathleen Theiss, a teacher.