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Springfield High students teach CPR to 2nd graders

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Do you know CPR? Well this class of second grade students knows how to perform it now.

It took place at the Two Rivers Elementary school in Springfield.

All of the instructing high school students are aspiring future health professionals apart of the high school Future Health Professionals Club (HOSA Club). The group recently received a three thousand dollar grant from Springfield Education Foundation.

Since then, they became CPR certified, purchased CPR manikins, and are now teaching others.

"It feels cool because we get to, I get to learn for the first time," said second grader Destiny.

"It makes me really happy and proud that we're able to pass these skills onto the younger children," said Springfield High School student Jennifer Ramirez.

"Their engagement and their level of just passion for what they do and just to see how that was transferred to teaching second grade students was really special," said HOSA Advisor and Springfield HS teacher, Leslie Watson.

Next week the same group will teach CPR to a group of kindergarten age students again at Two Rivers.

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