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Leesville high school JROTC learns CPR

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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - 

Every student in the Leesville High School JROTC program is becoming certified in CPR.

"Well the mission of ROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens.  We don't train them to be soldiers, we don't train them to join the military, we train them to be better people. This is a life-saving technique. The fact that it's a life saving technique betters them. They can help other people," said Taylor East.

Students say it's beneficial for them to become certified while still in high school.

"A lot of our students are babysitters lifeguards and have jobs so being CPR certified helps them with their jobs," said Raven Collins.

But the students aren't focused only on their high school careers.

"With he many workforces, you need CPR certifications because you never know what could happen. This could benefit people in every day situations. Especially with summertime coming along and the pools being open, and a lot of other situations where you never know what could happen," said East.

For many students this is been a new opportunity.

"I've enjoyed it because I've never actually had the chance to do CPR, and my mom's a nurse so she knows about it and she's told me about it and I've been wanting to do it so much," said Marquan Colbert.

"If someone needed help I'd probably flip out to be honest, but it's taught me to be safe and to do all the safety precautions a step at a time instead of just running around waiting for something to happen," said Alexus East.



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