Wilson Celebrates Student Hero David Diaz

Wilson Celebrates Student Hero David Diaz
Posted on 06/13/2022
We could not be Patriot Prouder of our student hero, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School second grader David Diaz Jr.
In early May, David was eating lunch when his friend, a classmate named De-Andre Watson, started choking on his food. Without hesitation, David leapt to his feet, performed the Heimlich maneuver on De-Andre and ultimately, his friend stopped choking.
"I knew in my brain that I didn't want my friend to die," Diaz Jr. said. “If someone you know is hurting it’s always good to think and help save others.”

"I am so impressed with this little guy to think to even try this," second grade teacher, Kristin Korba, said. "It really warms my heart, and speaks volumes about our students."
BCSD superintendent Dr. Tonia Thompson and State Senator Fred Akshar paid a visit to David's classroom on Monday, June 13. David was presented with a New York State Senate Commendation Award for his heroic action. Well done, David!
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