Beats for Buckeyes!
GHS students certified in CPR and AED!
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PICTURED are back row Jorge Weber, Jacob McKeating, Victoria Chance, Talesha Whaley-McFarland, Raynenne Harris. Middle row- Eduardo Olea, Eric Price, Oscar Hernandez, Damion Fort, Lidia Sustaire, Patrick Kochin. Front Row- Gabby Ballowe, Emily Buettner, Anna Potter, Alexis Adams, Ardarius Johnson, Shelby Ledbetter. Not pictured - Kristen Canup. In this picture, students are celebrating after passing their Basic Life Support CPR certification skills check off.  All students successfully completed the course.
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Students in Gilmer High School’s Medical Terminology course received training in CPR and the use of Automated External Defibrillators in the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course. The course was taught by Hillary Harris, RN, BSN, the school nurse at the high school, and class teacher. The course was designed to teach students how to identify victims of cardiac arrest and to provide high quality CPR and use of an AED. The new program, named Beats for Buckeyes is aimed toward preparing students at Gilmer High School to respond to cardiac arrest at home and in the community. These students will be certified at the level required for working in a hospital or doctor’s office, which helps them in securing employment in the future. If anyone would like to make a donation to the program to help fund the certification of more students at Gilmer High School, you can contact Hillary Harris at 903-841-7505 or harrish@gilmerisd.org. This is just another example of how Gilmer ISD is preparing our students for the college and career experience, and to be assets to the community as a whole.



Gilmer High School is currently in the process of becoming the first certified Heart Safe School in the East Texas area.

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