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The community came together for CVHS event

Editor, Ceres Courier,

On behalf of Central Valley High School, the students and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that made the Nov. 20 and 21 "Every 15 Minutes" program possible.

In order for this program to be successful, it takes school personnel, district personnel and community personnel working together. Special thanks go to the Every 15 Minutes Committee, Eric Parsons of the California Highway Patrol, the California Office of Traffic Safety- (OCS), Melanie Martinez and crew of American Medical Response, Mercy Air, Memorial Medical Center's Trauma Unit and personnel, Ceres Department of Public Safety, including Sgt. Chris Perry, SRO Randy Moore, Fire Captain Dan Foster, and all fire and police personnel who volunteer for this event, Ceres Police chaplains Brian Bigalow, Don Loudermilk and Billy Bob Muirhead, Tom Killian of the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, Lakewood Memorial Park & Funeral Home, the city of Ceres, Ceres Police Explorers and Volunteers, Ceres Unified School District personnel and Services, Ceres High School Personnel, Kim Chapman, Kathi Foster, Shellie Coutrakis, Felicia Chapman, Dave Johnson, Ashleigh Gabryshak, Starlight Video Services, Sounds in Motion, "grim reaper" actors Pat Dayton and Ross Bays, Judge Darrell Long, Ceres POA, Bank of Stockton, Ciao Bella Estates, Ceres Lions Club, Ceres Pro Tow, CUSD Foundation, Diamond Bar Arena's Shane Parson, Embroidery Plus, Ontel Securtiy, SupHerb Farms, Donut Factory, Donut Town, Kentucky Fried Chicken on Hatch Road and on Whitmore Ave., Little Caesar's Pizza, Food 4 Less, Producers Dairy Foods, Rancho San Miguel, Sam's Café, Fresh Point, and Evan Coutrakis of American Custom Meats.

Special thanks also go to the CUSD personnel who moved bleachers, translated, donated the bus for transportation, the donation of custodial time and much more.

I would personally like to also thank the Central Valley High School staff. Without your support of this program, it would not be possible. We, the staff, believe in this program because if it saves even one life, it is worthwhile.

Last, but not least, I would like to thank the students and parents who participated in this program. It is an emotional two days for everyone, but especially for the students and their parents. Thanks again!

Kristin Lilly-Porter,
Activities Director,
Central Valley High School

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