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Mokena School District 159 bus driver Jim Leitl (second from right) is presented with a certificate of appreciation after he and Mokena Elementary student Abigail Rolnicki, 9, (second from the right) helped save the life of MES student Emma Novak, 9, (middle). Novak began choking on a piece of candy while on the bus and Rolnicki quickly alerted Leitli, who performed the Heimlich maneuver on Novak. Also pictured is Transportation Director Rachel Aguirre (far left), Superintendent Don White (middle) and D159 Board of Education President Jennifer Riedl (far right). Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media
Megan Schuller, Assistant Editor
5:00 am CST January 30, 2019
Bus driver, fellow student save choking student on bus ride home