Mariana Academy Aid Honored for Her Work During Blue Cut Fires

APPLE VALLEY – A classroom aid at the Mariana Academy in Apple Valley returned to work on Friday. Pearl Heft, a member of the San Bernardino Search and Rescue has been working in the fire zone after she was called in on Tuesday.  

Along with others who are part of the Search and Rescue (SAR), Heft helped to assist families affected by the Blue Cut Fire.  The Principal, Kristin Dupree and Superintendent, Tom Hoegerman recognized her for her commitment to making a difference in the community, officials said.

“We have our own special ‘hero’ here at Mariana Academy,” Principal Kristin Dupree said. “I would like to show “Mariana Pride” by saying thank you for her dedication and self sacrifice.”

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Our thoughts remain with those affected by this tragedy, as well as our first responders who are working so hard to serve our community, AVUSD officials said.


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