On April 25, there will be a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the lower gym. Any student who is 16 and older may take part in the drive, but if you are 16 or 17, you must have a permission slip filled out by a parent or guardian. You must sign up by April 24 to donate. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be helping with the blood drive. During the course of the school year, there are two blood drives, one held in the fall and one in the spring. Students and staff have the option to donate if they would like to.
“Every two seconds, someone needs blood. The students [and staff] would be helping save lives,” said FACS teacher Danelle Manship. Some of the current staff members such as band director Bill Laughlin, biology teacher Laurie Jo Andry and athletic director Darek Newkirk donate blood during the blood drive.
“The blood drive is a really great way to give back to the community and people all around the world,” said sophomore Addison Wells.
Story by Kinley Block
This post was updated 4/9/18