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Penn High School student honored with Heartsaver Hero Award

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – A Penn High school student was honored on Monday night with the Heartsaver Hero Award.

The American Heart Association presented the award to high school senior Logan Hill during a school board meeting.

Hill was honored because he saved a man’s life last month using CPR which was taught to him at Penn High School.

Rod Pawlik, Hill’s health teacher, has taught CPR in his classes for many years and was also recognized at the meeting.

The American Heart Association passed a law in 2014 that added CPR training to the list of high school graduation requirements.

The association shared that in the United States, more than 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest every year. Only 46 percent of those people receive immediate CPR from bystanders, and 90 percent of those individuals die. Immediate bystander CPR can triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Penn High School student honored with Heartsaver Hero Award

Penn-Harris-Madison Supt. Dr. Jerry Thacker, Paul Anderson, Heartsaver Hero Award recipient Logan Hill, Penn Health instructor Rod Pawlik, and P-H-M Board of School Trustees President Chris Riley

Penn High School student honored with Heartsaver Hero Award

Penn High School Principal Sean Galiher, Emery and Donya Hill, Logan Hill, Penn Health instructor Rod Pawlik.

Penn High School student honored with Heartsaver Hero Award

Stephanie Rosenberg, Youth Market Director of the AHA, Penn student Logan Hill, Sunni Rossi, AHA Regional Vice President in Youth Markets, Rod Pawlik.

Penn High School student honored with Heartsaver Hero Award

Penn-Harris-Madison Supt. Dr. Jerry Thacker, Stephanie Rosenberg, Youth Market Director of the AHA, Penn student Logan Hill, Penn Health instructor Rod Pawlik, Sunni Rossi, AHA Regional Vice President in Youth Markets, P-H-M Board of School Trustees President Chris Riley.

Photos courtesy of the Penn-Harris-Madison Corporation 

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