On December 6th, the Board of School Trustees recognized the heroic efforts of Jeffersonville High School student and Air Force JROTC cadet Maria Teles. Cadet Teles’ quick action recently helped save a community member. While working at Dairy Queen, she was able to assist a customer who was choking by performing the Heimlich maneuver, along with another staff member. She then called 911, informed emergency personnel about the situation and directed them to her location. Cadet Teles’ manager stated, “I’m confident that Maria’s quick thinking in addressing this customer’s life threatening situation was critical in keeping him from choking to death.”
Colonel Benning, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Jeffersonville High School, nominated Cadet Teles for the Silver Valor Award, the second-highest award a JROTIC cadet can earn. Cadet Teles will be formally presented with the award on December 8th. Congratulations Cadet Teles!