Red Cross Honors Students with Scholarships and Honor Cords
The Red Cross Blood Drive High School Scholarship Program rewards schools and students for the outstanding contributions they make to the local blood supply. The amount of scholarship money received is based upon the number of units collected at the blood drives in which the students help to run and work at through the school year.
This year, Plainview High School held one drive during the summer and 4 drives during the school year. This year 3 students will each receive a “Hope Begins with You” Scholarship. For their work in organizing the drive and calling potential donors throughout their high school years, the following students will receive a scholarship to the school of their choice. The amount of each scholarship will be determined after the May 18th drive is completed and the total number of donations collected has been calculated.
Students receiving scholarships this year are: Peace Akinnigbagbe, Jozlyn Anderson, and Jessica Booth.
The Red Cross also honors students by presenting them with Honor Cords These are earned by seniors who have donated blood 3 times during their senior year or worked 3 blood drives their senior year in addition to assisting at drives previous years. By giving so much of themselves to serve others, the students prove that they are focused on improving the world around them. With the red graduation cords, they are recognized for their willingness to help the community and are encouraged to continue in the path of service and helpfulness for the rest of their lives. The Red Cord Honors Program represents more than just a student’s donation to give life; it also symbolizes their giving nature, and the potential they have to change the world for the better. Those earning honor cords this year are: Peace Akinnigbagbe, Jozlyn Anderson, and Jessica Booth.