As a RPS 205 student's parent, I have been paying close attention to the District's Facebook lately to stay up to date on their ransomware attack and the recovery steps being taken.

The District is recovering slowly, but those updates aren't what caught my eye yesterday. This was...

Of course I needed to know more, and after reading the story my faith in today's youth was restored once again.

On Friday, September 20, sixteen Eisenhower Middle School Students sprang to action when their bus driver had to pull over due to a medical emergency. Here's what Eisenhower's Principal Jeff Carlson had to say about the incident:

​Sixteen Eisenhower Middle School students recently demonstrated tremendous courage, heroism and initiative in response to a situation they were forced into during their bus ride home. On Friday, Sept. 20, their bus driver began to feel chest pains near the end of the route. Unable to continue, the bus driver had to pull over. Realizing this was an emergency situation, the students knew they needed to take action. So while some of them tended to the driver, others went to get a neighbor for additional help and to call 9-1-1. The students waited patiently with their driver while the ambulance was on its way, and first responders were able to give the driver much-needed medical attention.

Carlson then went on to name each of the 16 students individually as a thank you for their "courage and heroism".  The students are:

1) Nails Bayrakdar

2) Muhammad Bayrakdar

3) Je'Sean Frye

4) Grant Woldman

5) Myles Woldman

6) Anaya Cohen

7) Amari Curtis

8) Jaiden Frye

9) Sofia Kolkey

10) Owen Anderson

11) McKinzy Calohan

12) Cameron Gniasek

13) Brooke Lindsey

14) Aundre Angotti

15) Connor Schroeder

16) Shamari Baptiste

Way to go, Eagles!

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