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Cape Junior ROTC cadets mentor state legislators in CPR

On left side of photo, Delaware House and Senate staffers line up at a table as Cape JROTC cadets provide orientation. In uniform (clockwise from rear of photo) are cadets Colby Garbutt, Mark Couchman, Jake Mocci, Jevon Sample, Austin Kitchen, Sylvester Lovett (partially obscured), Travis Rambo (back to camera), Jake Slater and Kirstyn Miller. SOURCE SUBMITTED
May 19, 2013

Twenty-one fully CPR-certified Cape Henlopen High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets descended upon Legislative Hall in Dover May 8 to teach and mentor members of the Legislature in the American Heart Association's CPR for Anytime course.

CPR for Anytime is a simplified method for nontrained individuals to administer CPR in emergency situations until medical assistance can be provided. The event was preceded by an American Heart Association special familiarization class at Cape Henlopen High School the week prior to the visit to Legislative Hall.

For the training, the cadets were organized into two groups to cover both the House and Senate conference rooms in order to conduct simultaneous training. During the training sessions, the cadets set up the CPR equipment and trained approximately 70 individuals including many state senators, representatives, and their staffers. Upon completion of the training, selected cadets met with Gov. Jack Markell, who was also in attendance.

The JROTC cadets providing the training were Colby Garbutt, Alexandra Mueller, Jake Mocci, Robert Prettyman, Cody Ross, Mark Couchman, Travis Wharton, Chloe Sayers, Kirstyn Miller, Drewcilla Long, Melissa Quackenbush, Sylvester Lovett, Joseph Surface, Jake Slater, Jevon Sample, Jeff Clendaniel, John Dean, Allison Membreno, Felipe Hernandez, Austin Kitchen and Cassidy Blevins.