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Scotia-Glenville 8th graders honored for helping to save two lives

June 11, 2019 01:03 PM

ALBANY - Three 8th graders from Scotia-Glenville School are being called heroes.

A ceremony was held to honor them with the state Senate's highest award on Tuesday for their part in saving two lives back in April.

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Ava Horton, Meka Boncie-Machin and Emily St. John were at Collins Park in Scotia when they saw a disoriented man walked into the water.

His mother ran after him, but she could not swim and started yelling for help.

That's when these students jumped into action, one calling 911 and the other two jumping into the water to save them.

All three students were being awarded the Liberty Medal.

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WNYT Staff

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