At the Dec. 14 meeting of the Sachem Central School District Board of Education, Hiawatha Elementary School staff member Jennifer Campanelli was honored for her life-saving efforts. Ms. Campanelli, a lunch aide, performed the Heimlich maneuver on a student who was choking while lining up after lunch. Thanks to her quick actions, the child was safe and able to return to classes. The district also thanked Hiawatha school nurse Mrs. Catherine Nicosia for caring for the child after the incident.
Date Added: 12/16/2022