EMR class receives high honors, recognition

Community Editor
The FLAHS EMR class stops for a quick shot while attending the OEC Banquet at Forest Hills Golf Course on April 4.

The Forest Lake Area High School Emergency Medical Responders class received high honors and distinction at this year’s Opportunities in Emergency Care banquet April 4 at Forest Hills Golf Course. The banquet was held to recognize the students who took and passed the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s test. Students were celebrated for having taken such a demanding class and receiving six college credits for completing the course.

In order to take the National Registry Test, students have to be 18 years old. Of those in the class who qualified to take the test, 12 of them passed including Zach Caldwell, Madison Davis, Maggie Duffy, Amanda Forliti, Benton Fry, Olivia Hunn, Anna Organ, Ethan Renslow, Carter Tornio, Alexis Welch, Tory Welsh and Richard Harris. More students are signed up to take the test as soon as they reach the required age.

During the banquet, EMR instructor Joe Grafft and Kathy Grafft awarded two college scholarships to Amanda Forlitie and Maggie Duffy.

The class also received many compliments from the North Memorial Ambulance team on the professionalism they demonstrated during ride-a-longs.