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Staff members receive commendation for life-saving actions

Riverwood Middle School staff members Roxane Laursen, nurse, and Michael Blayney, teacher, were recognized during the Feb. 10 Board Meeting for their quick thinking and action that saved the life of fellow RMS staff member Karen Mata.
 
Mrs. Mata experienced cardiac arrest and crashed into a pole while driving on campus. Blayney quickly engaged the emergency response team and pulled Mrs. Mata from her car. Ms. Laursen performed CPR and revived Mrs. Mata before EMTs arrived.
 
"If it weren't for the actions of these two individuals, Mrs. Mata would not be here with us today," said Donnie Bodron, RMS Principal.
 
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 From left: Humble ISD Board President Robert Scarfo, RMS Principal Donnie Bodron, RMS Nurse Roxane Laursen, Greg Mata, RMS teacher Karen Mata, RMS teacher Michael Blayney and Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo.