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Cortina kindergarten students learn roles of community helpers

Cortina kindergarten students learn roles of community helpers
 
Kindergarten students completed a weeklong study of the role of community helpers with a high-flying visitor in October.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Native Air landed a medical helicopter early one morning. Students then had the opportunity to hear from the pilot, flight medic and two flight nurses onboard.

“All week long they’ve had a postman come out, nurse, firefighters, police officers and more,” Principal Dan Cover said. “They’ve had a good time and parents have gotten into it, too.”

The flight crew told students about how the helicopter can serve as a mini emergency room to help those in immediate need of medical attention. They also shared with students the need to stay in school to discover their future goals.

“I never knew when I was in kindergarten that I was going to do this someday,” one of the flight nurses said. “So keep working hard.” 



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