Darien High School Seniors

Hayden Edwards 

Senior Hayden Edwards, President, handles all outstanding issues that any member faces. Hayden is one of six elected seniors that lead the organization. Hayden has a large role within Post 53 as a crew chief and an EMT. As a crew chief, he is responsible for being on duty with the new EMT’s and helping them in their journey through Post 53. He is also responsible for handling any issues concerning on duty crews, for example, if someone is sick and needs to go home he will step in and cover if no one else is available. In addition to this heavy workload, Hayden is also a member of Darien High School’s varsity soccer team.

Ellie Nelson 

Senior Ellie Nelson, Vice President of Training, handles all work pertaining to the training processes within Post 53. This contains the first aid class, EMT class, and any trainings for the whole organization. She is also responsible for organizing all testing days and times for members as well as grading all exams. In addition to being a member of the 6 elected officers Ellie is also a crew chief and EMT who is responsible for helping any new and/or struggling EMT’s in the organization. In addition Ellie, now recently 18, has become a driver in the organization, meaning she can now be on duty and drive the ambulance for calls.

Darien High School Juniors

Aidan Keleghan

Junior Aidan Keleghan, Interiors Officer, handles all business related to Post property and belongings. As the Interiors Officer, he deals with everything from repairing broken appliances to organizing and managing freshman cleaning sessions. Aidan became an EMT in the spring after completing the rigorous EMT class, which took place from October to March. Aidan has also played soccer at Darien High School for the past three years and is the president of the Support Our Soldiers club at DHS.

Jackie Benisch

Junior Jackie Benisch, Parent Alumni Officer, works with all the parents of posties and all Post 53 alumni. She works hard to keep everyone who has ever been involved in Post 53 in the loop and achieves this by creating a monthly newsletter to send everyone. She connects with all the parents of new members to help them understand the organization. Jackie also completed the EMT class course and is working as an EMT for the organization. Outside of Post 53, she plays the guitar and viola and she also volunteers to teach dance to the younger kids of Darien.

Darien High School Sophomores

Cole Branca

Sophomore Cole Branca, AV, is in charge of filming and uploading all training lessons that Post 53 holds to the internet. Cole is currently a rider and on calls is in charge of getting all necessary equipment. He, along with all other sophomores, have recently entered the EMT class which began in October. In addition to Post 53 Cole also plays soccer, hockey, and lacrosse for Darien High School.


Skylar Ford   

Sophomore Skylar Ford, Girls Study, is in charge of ensuring that the girl's study and bathroom are constantly stocked with all necessary items. Skylar is a rider but will become an extra in the winter as she has also recently entered the EMT class. Outside of Post 53, Skylar plays soccer and runs track and field for the Darien High school team.