NYSUT honored cool-headed responses and quick thinking with its recognition of eight members who had saved the life of another person in the past year.
The names of the most recent additions to the Life Line Honor Roll will be displayed on a plaque in the regional office of each recipient. So far, 62 members have received the recognition since its inception in 1997.
This year's additions to the Life Line Honor Roll are:
Linda Julia and Michael Lupa of the Half Hollow Hills TA, who gave an EpiPen injection to a student having an anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting;
Jackie Giannino and Brian Long, Middle Country TA; Hazel Ackerley, Liberty Teaching Assistants, Monitors and Aides Association;
and Debra Olsen of the Bay Shore Classroom TA, who saved choking students using the Heimlich maneuver;
NYSUT staff member Jim MacFawn of the Capital Region District Office, who saved a choking co-worker with the Heimlich maneuver. MacFawn was at the RA Saturday and was recognized by President Iannuzzi.
And Jason Surdi of the Hicksville Congress of Teachers, who rescued a young girl from a riptide.