Tiffin Middle School has received a $11,143.94 grant from the American Heart Association.
The funds are geared towards CPR training for seventh- and eighth-grade students. The students are to receive a kit with information packets, a mannequin and an instructional DVD. Students are able to take the kits home to their families and share in the training. Kits cost about $30 and will go to about 440 students.
"The students will not be certified, but will know the basic skills. If one child can save just one life it makes all the difference," Principal Robert Boes said.
The middle school first heard they received the grant in November. The school had been contacted by the American Heart Association to see if the school would be willing to participate in CPR training.
Physical Education Teacher Angie Beaston, seventh-graders Alice Demith and Madelyn Brisendine and Superintendent Donald Coletta wrote endorsement letters detailing their willingness to participate.
Training is set for February, American Heart Month. Training will be a part of the regular school day and only is to take 20 minuets.
"The amount it takes to perform this training is outstanding," Boes said. "These are life-long skills that students and their families can utilize at a moments notice."