PHS’s Jackson named Citizen of Month; presented CPR tools

PHS’s Jackson named Citizen of Month; presented CPR tools
Posted on 03/26/2018
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Sweitzer (right) presents Jackson (left) with a plaque in recognition of him being named Citizen of the Month.

By Jade Wise
Pasadena ISD Communications

The Pasadena Noon Optimist Club recently recognized PHS’s Jeremy Jackson as the Citizen of the Month and presented him with four new CPR mannequins to use for mass CPR trainings at the school.

Jackson, an athletic trainer at Pasadena High, has been instrumental in coordinating mass CPR trainings annually at PHS. The training empowers students to step forward and help save a life by providing opportunities to gain hands-on training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid skills.

“The minimum requirement for CPR training is to show an instructional video in class, but I thought let’s actually teach them,” said Jeremy Jackson, PHS athletic trainer and sports medicine instructor.  “I’ve been teaching my athletic trainers CPR for years and I always hear at least one story about how they used it in the real world. If one out of twenty students saved someone, imagine how many lives could be saved if 700 students were trained.”

Through the seminars over 2,500 high school students have received CPR training, with that number likely to expand to over 3,000 by the end of the year.

John Sweitzer, Pasadena Noon Optimist Club President said, “We are thankful for Jeremy and his commitment to the students of PHS. Pasadena ISD is very fortunate to have such a wonderful committed man. Jeremy is a true asset to both the city and the school district.”

“I want to thank John Sweitzer, the Pasadena Noon Optimist Club and Pasadena ISD for supporting what we are doing at Pasadena High School,” said Jackson.

For more information on mass CPR trainings at PHS, click here: