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South High health students participate in first-aid project

January 13, 2013

About 220 health studies students at South Hagerstown High School recently participated in a student service-learning project involving first aid.

The health teachers who led the project were Amy Deeds and Justin Burnett.

The students completed the project and received 15 community-service hours.

The students researched common first-aid topics, such as burns, heart attacks, seizures, strokes and allergic reactions.

They created a presentation to share awareness with students and families in the community about signs and symptoms, treatments, prevention and what to do in case of a medical emergency.

Part of the project was to buy or create a first-aid kit to use in the home.

The South High students donated 60 first-aid kits to the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, which will use them in disaster-relief vans for families in need and will give them to veterans.

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