White Settlement ISD is among only 13 Texas school districts to be recognized as a Project ADAM School District. The WSISD nurses were recognized for all of their efforts to earn the distinction during the March 25 school board meeting. Every WSISD school was named a Project ADAM Safe School.
Schools deemed a Project ADAM Heart Safe School must successfully implement a quality sudden cardiac arrest program that consists of awareness, training and an emergency plan of action in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
Project ADAM began in 1999 after the death of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Wisconsin high school student who collapsed and died while playing basketball. He suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), in which ventricular fibrillation occurred, a condition in which the ventricles cannot pump blood into the body.
Pictured with Sarah Mendoza Thieroff, Project ADAM Texas Coordinator for Cook Children's Heart Center, are WSISD nurses Traci James, Brenda Schraeder, Ruth Moretz, Natalee Barbee, Savannah Fowler, Stephanie VanDeKieft, Carissa Karr, Kasey Wright and Courtney Moore.