Henon honors Judge students for heroic actions

From left: Dominic Sellecchia, Kyle Bovitt, Liam McGarrity, Councilman Bobby Henon, Michael Herbert, Louis Morales, Ian Johnson. Chase Solter was unable to attend.

City Councilman Bobby Henon was at Father Judge High School last week to honor seven students for coming to the aid of people in need.

Henon presented citations to Chase Solter (class of 2023), Dominic Sellecchia (class of ‘23), Ian Johnson (class of ‘24), Michael Herbert (class of ‘21), Liam McGarrity (class of ‘21), Louis Morales (class of ‘21) and Kyle Bovitt (class of ‘21).

Solter, Sellecchia and Johnson were recognized for their actions while waiting for the SEPTA Route 88 bus on Welsh Road. After witnessing a woman collapse on the sidewalk due to a seizure, they provided first aid, called 911 and kept the victim comfortable until first responders arrived.

From left: Father Judge assistant principal Shane Dougherty (class of 2009) and president Brian King (class of 1997) and Councilman Bobby Henon.

Herbert, McGarrity, Morales and Bovitt were cited for their response to an incident while learning online. They contacted 911 for emergency help after their teacher fell ill and lost consciousness during a virtual class. They also notified Judge administration, guided a neighbor to the scene to help provide first aid and remotely waited for the arrival of first responders.