BOE honors heroic efforts of Shoreham-Wading River High School student

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Shoreham-Wading River High School senior Jillian Dinowitz was honored by the Board of Education for her heroism, dedication and courage when she and a friend helped rescue a young man during a life-threatening boating accident.

Dinowitz’s act of bravery was also recognized with a proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature for her quick response in administering first aid to the victim, who was hit by a boat’s propeller, severely damaging his arm.

Introduced by SWR High School Principal Frank Pugliese, Dinowitz was applauded by the Board for her selfless efforts. An Advanced Placement Scholar, a member of the varsity tennis team and a local sailing instructor, she can now add hero to her résumé for her lifesaving actions this past summer.