SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A group of 11-year-old boys were honored at a Scottsdale Unified School Board meeting Tuesday night. Earlier this month, they helped save their bus driver, who had a medical emergency behind the wheel.

"I feel like it is kind of expected if someone isn't feeling well that you should take charge," said Luca Montemore.

Krystal Hughes says her body went numb, and she nearly passed out while she was driving a bus full of kids to Cocopah Middle School in Scottsdale. That's when Luca Montemore, Jacob McDonald and Johnny Ward jumped into action.

"I didn't know what was going on. I really didn't. I am grateful for them," said Hughes.

Luca called 911, and Jacob found their exact location on his phone. Meanwhile, Hughes asked Johnny to call her mom in case she didn't make it. "I thought I was going to die, and I needed to call my mom and tell my mom I loved her," said Hughes.

Nearly a month later, Hughes is now back to work. She said she suffered a pinched nerve in her neck that was causing her body to go numb. On Tuesday night, she personally thanked the boys for their quick action.

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