A team of nine students from Canyon High School has been selected to attend an emergency preparedness camp this summer at Texas State University. This team is one of only nine teams selected for the Texas School Safety Center’s Youth Preparedness Camp, whose mission is to increase emergency preparedness in Texas communities by providing students with emergency response, action planning and leadership skills.
“This camp provides our students a unique opportunity to learn important skills, while also developing them as leaders in their school and community,” says Joe Mckenna, Ph.D., Comal ISD director of safety and security. “The experience these students have this summer will truly have a positive impact for Comal ISD and our community.”
The CHS team consists of juniors Tyler Dayrider, Nick De La Garza-Diaz, Angel Nunez, Brayden Stribling and Lita Tijerina; sophomores River Kissler, Giuliana Rubalcaba and Rick Silva; and freshman Isaiah Martinez.
These students along with their sponsor, CHS teacher Jason Edwards, will complete a 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and certificate June 9-13. The training includes hands-on lessons with fire safety, basic first aid, search and rescue, incident command system (ICS) and disaster psychology.
The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Education to promote youth preparedness strategies for the past nine years.
-Canyon High School students will attend an emergency preparedness camp this summer at Texas State University. Pictured in the front row from left are Lita Tijerina, Isaiah Martinez and Giuliana Rubalcaba; back row from left are Brayden Stribling, River Kissler, CHS Teacher Jason Edwards, Nick De La Garza-Diaz, Rick Silva and Angel Nunez. Tyler Dayrider is not pictured.