Students in the Peer Leadership Program at Weatherbee Elementary had the honor of meeting Mr. John Arnett, a former Marine, police officer, and teacher. He encouraged the students by sharing how he grew up, fought in Vietnam, and then served as a police officer in various states before retiring. He told students not to get involved in gangs and to keep their noses in the books! Every month, the students get together at lunch and are motivated by successful African American male role models. Featured with Mr. Arnett are Weatherbee’s Administration and the two young women responsible for the program, Mrs. Oge and Dr. Nelson.
Fifty Cadets from the Panther Battalion recently earned their CPR Certification from the Emergency Medical Consultants Company. Cadets received training over a two day period including Infant, Child and Adult CPR and Choking. They also conducted hands-on training with Automated External Defibrillators (AED) which use a controlled “shock” to help restore a victim’s heart rhythm. The Panthers closed out their training with a hands-on and written final exam to earn their two-year certification cards. The training was part of an eight-week first aid course presented during the second semester of their JROTC course.