EVERYDAY HERO: High School Food Prep and Nutrition teacher Marla Cole holds the “Everyday Hero” award that she received from EMSA in recognition of her quick actions after student Cameron Edwards, right, suffered a severe injury in the classroom.
EMSA recently awarded High School Food Prep and Nutrition teacher Marla Cole with its “Everyday Hero” award for her quick actions in the classroom when student Cameron Edwards suffered a potentially life-threatening injury. While Edwards was trying to cut a zip-tie, the knife she was using slipped and went into her arm. Cole acted quickly to apply pressure and call for help. Doctors burned Edwards’ artery back together, and she received 39 stitches. Additional teachers, staff and students who helped during the situation were also honored during the award ceremony.