All PWHS freshmen students were provided CPR instruction on May 1, 2018. Public schools in Ohio are now required to provide CPR training according to an update to House Bill 113 under Ohio Revised Code 3313.60. The additions that have been added to the current law have been placed under ORC 3313.6021. Section B of ORC 3313.6021 states, "Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, except as provided in division (E) of this section, each school operated by a school district which offers grades nine to twelve shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator."
Above: Mr. Goodwin and Mrs. Conrad oversee CPR training for freshmen students.
Sophomore students, Breanna Skaggs and Kinsey Hempker, along with PWHS teacher/advisor Leah Blevins chose to take proactive and positive action in response to gun violence in schools. On the anniversary of Columbine, April 20, Skaggs and Hempker decorated the wall outside the lunchroom with positive and encouraging messages created by several students and faculty. The wall was well-received by students and staff and more plans are in the works at PWHS for increasing a positive climate for everyone.
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Photos courtesy of Mrs. Ginn.
Area first responders came together to present the annual Prom Promise to PWHS seniors and juniors. Prom promise consists of a presentation to seniors and juniors explaining the dangers of drinking and driving. To reinforce the importance of driving safely, after the presentation, volunteer firefighters and law enforcement officers staged an accident scene using PWHS students as the victims.
Photo by Tori Carr
PWHS Beta Club earned several honors at the Ohio Senior Beta Club Convention in Columbus, Ohio, April 16-17. According to the Ohio Senior Beta Club, "the mission of the National Beta Club Convention Program is to allow students opportunities to showcase their academic achievement, artistic creativity, critical thinking skills, collaborative teamwork, and increase student leadership. Beta convention challenges all participants to achieve more, serve more, lead more thus succeeding beyond all expectations!" The honors awarded to PWHS Beta members were as follows: