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|JOHNSON VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS & COACH NICOLE BLAKEMAN VISIT THE CAPITOL|
North East ISD had the opportunity to participate in the American Heart Association's (AHA) Advocacy Days on December 10, 2012, and January 30, 2013. NEISD's CPR, First Aid, and AED student-instructional program is being spotlighted by AHA in an effort to support their hands-only CPR, First Aid & AED instruction as a high school graduation requirement (SB 261).
Three, Johnson High School volleyball players who were involved in an incident during a football game this past fall were able to utilize their training to help save a life. Brittany Muller, Shelby Walker, Hannah Desmarais and their coach, Nicole Blakeman, joined Rachel Naylor on January 30th to share their story with legislators at the State Capitol. The students had the opportunity to meet and speak with legislators such as Senator Leticia Van de Putte and Senator Donna Campbell. , and the Speaker of the House Joe Straus's wife, Julie.
On Friday, February 1, 2013, the students were recognized by Carrie Baker Wells, American Heart Association's Circle of Red Chair, at the Go Red for Womens' Heart Health Summit. The Summit had over 1000 women present to draw awareness to the importance of taking care of oneself and being pro-active regarding your health.
Learning invaluable CPR, First Aid and AED training in Healthy Lifestyles from their coach and teacher empowered these student-athletes to react in a situation that most adults could not. Brittany, Hannah and Shelby are amazing examples of what NEISD student-athletes aspire to be.
|Date Posted: 2/12/13||Posted By: Rose Castle|