Seniors Weston Baysinger, Quentin Schmidt, and Koby Larson all practice their resuscitation skills during CPR training at Sanborn Central last week.

More than 350,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac arrests outside of a hospital each year. Due to this startling fact, South Dakota has become the 36th state to legally require all South Dakota high school students to take CPR training in order to graduate. The new law has taken effect with the 2017-2018 school year.

In order to abide by this new law, the Sanborn Central School District set up CPR training sessions for its seniors and eighth grade students. The seniors went through two hours of training on Thursday, March 8, and the eighth graders received their training for two hours on Monday, March 12.

Both sessions were at Sanborn Central High School and conducted by Sanborn County EMT’s Marla Feistner and Kathy Wingert. The training was funded by the Sanborn County Commissioners.

Kobie Schley and Trevor Johnson find some space under a table to build and play with their own Lego creations together.

The Woonsocket School offers an opportunity for kids to expand their creativity and do something productive after school when it’s too cold and snowy to spend much time outside. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Lego Club meets after school until 4 p.m. in the basement of the school’s extra building that used to house the pre-school. They only meet through the winter months so the kids have something to do until the weather improves and they can enjoy time outside after school.

…Read on and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The Sanborn Central and Woonsocket high school choir students attended the solo/small ensemble vocal contest on Feb. 7 in Kimball. The Sanborn Central mixed ensemble performed an arrangement of “Amazing Grace” and received an excellent rating. They were accompanied by Dayton Easton on the piano.

The Woonsocket mixed ensemble performed a song called “Send Down the Rain” and also received an excellent rating.

Aleya Fry performed a vocal solo of “You Raise Me Up” and also received an excellent rating.

….See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.