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Thanks to a Piedmont Electric Bright Ideas Grant written and received by biotech teacher Jill Clayton, Roxboro Community School (RCS) students will soon have life-like CPR manikins to use for CPR certification. These manikins will also come with an AED Trainer and a CPR monitor that gives feedback on chest compression, hand placement, and chest recoil. Clayton said the manikins will be used by biotech students because CPR certification is required in the curriculum, but ninth grade students will also be able to use the equipment to complete training for their graduation portfolio requirement. Clayton added that having the jaw-thrust mannikins, used by the Red Cross, will benefit students after they graduate RCS. She said the skills they learn will aid them in jobs such as lifeguarding and help them have a better understanding of the human body and respiratory system if they choose to train for health care careers or as first responders. The grant, totalling $1,995.90, will be used to purchase four adult and four infant mannikins, said Clayton.