WTOC HOMETOWN HERO
South Effingham Elementary is privileged and proud to have a WTOC Hometown
Hero on its staff. Mr. Van Baldwin, our energetic maintenance man, leapt
into action in the school cafeteria when he witnessed a 5th grade
student choking. Because of his previous EMT training and quick thinking,
he was able to open the airway of Zachary Blackmon in a timely manner.
The fact that Zachary’s mother is a 1st grade teacher at SEES makes this story even more special. The faculty and staff, especially the
Blackmon family, are thrilled to call Mr. Van its very own Hometown Hero.