(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services and Education, American Heart Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young, awarded 154 schools in Michigan for earning the MI HEARTSafe School designation for the 2018-19 school year.

Macomb: Utica Community Schools
Pictured are (l tor) Gwen Fosse, Project Adam; Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Megan Burke, athletic trainer and Tim Youngblood, associate principal; Kyle Guerrant, deputy superintendent, Michigan Department of Education; and Mark Uyl, executive director, Michigan High School Athletic Association.

Wayne: Raupp Elementary from Lincoln Park Public Schools
Pictured are (l tor) Gwen Fosse, Project Adam; Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Mandy Mercer and Nicole Sexton from Raupp Elementary; Kyle Guerrant, deputy superintendent, Michigan Department of Education; and Mark Uyl, executive director, Michigan High School Athletic Association.

Oakland: Avondale High School
Pictured are (l tor) Gwen Fosse, Project Adam; Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Landon LaLonde, Avondale athletic trainer and Keith Gust, Avondale athletic director; Kyle Guerrant, deputy superintendent, Michigan Department of Education; and Mark Uyl, executive director, Michigan High School Athletic Association.

The program has recognized 569 schools for being prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies since it began in 2013.

Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 300 Michigan children and young adults annually. By being prepared to respond to these emergencies, schools can decrease these tragedies in their communities.

To view the full list of schools awarded, visit here.

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