Cabot School District Featured In AETN Project

Posted on 05/03/2018

The Cabot School District was invited to be involved in an AETN ArkansasIDEAS project on Sudden Cardiac Arrest. They are putting together a video on this topic and speaking to several key people who have experienced this first hand. The video is expected to be released January 2019.

Head Athletic Trainer Jason Cates, Cabot High School junior Gunter Garvin and Gunter’s mother Melissa Garvin spoke to AETN producers about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. They also discussed how proper physical checks for early signs of complications and knowledge of this heart disease is so important.


Gunter shared his personal story with producers. He was an active kid who loved sports and played from an early age. In junior high Gunter played football. That is when a routine physical check changed his life forever. While getting his physical the doctors noticed something abnormal with the rhythm of his heart and would not give him the clearance to play. That was a pivotal moment for Gunter. He soon found out he had an enlarged heart. 

Gunter’s mother Melissa spoke about that scary moment, the options available to them, and how Gunter and their whole family had to adapt moving forward.

AETN also interviewed Jason about how he and his team discovered Gunter’s medical issue, how they were able to get him diagnosed, and potentially prevent a tragedy at CHS. 

Gunter’s football career was unfortunately cut short, but fortunately he is still able to be involved with athletics. Gunter is now in the sports medicine class at CHS and is a student aide alongside Jason and his team of trainers at practices and athletic events helping injured players.

This will be the third video production the Cabot School District has been involved in with AETN. In 2012, Cabot was featured in their Heat Illness video and in the 2016 Concussion/Bell Ringer video.

AETN Video Project - Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

ACE North
(Grades 9-12)

401 North Lincoln, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3546
Fax: (501) 941-3156

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746