To be able to save a life is priceless. To see someone straining to grab that gasp of air that would allow them that precious gift of life and not be able to do anything might perhaps create the most helpless feeling in the human experience. At Serra, this was something that our STEM/PTLW Coordinator, Ms. Lindsay Martin, thought long and hard about when she had a vision for Serra. Her vision was to have everyone in Serra's Sports Medicine class be CPR/AED and First Aid certified. It was a long road, but a road worth traveling.
In late February, it finally happened. The entire class was certified. To say that Ms. Martin was thrilled would be an understatement. "Finally, the last part of the Sports Medicine program coming together," said Ms. Martin. "It was a great experience for students moving forward in their careers." It is rare for any high school to have an entire class devote itself to and succeed in accomplishing a goal of this magnitude. "I am very proud of this group of young men and women. Seeing them practice the skills on friends around campus and receiving emails from parents letting me know that they're practicing and then teaching family members would make any teacher proud," beamed Ms. Martin.
The step taken by Ms. Martin to lead her class to the accomplishment of this goal is one of many as it relates to her desire to make the entire school CPR/AED and First Aid certified. "Being, myself, a certified instructor through the Red Cross, this is something we want to grow in our community. Certifying the faculty/staff, coaches, parents, and other members of the Serra community is something I would like to see," said Ms. Martin. A big heartfelt congratulations to the newly certified Cavaliers and Ms. Martin!