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12th Annual High School Conference

Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region

December 4, 2009
 
The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region recently hosted its 12th Annual High School Conference on October 15th and October 21st, 2009.                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
The conference is designed to encourage, teach and thank High School students from Southern Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have contributed to the American Red Cross by running blood drives throughout the year.
 
The overall conference included an interactive stage presentation, informative presentations about blood, guest appearances and the Red Cross’s own Buddy the Blood Drop.
 
High School students were welcomed by Brigid O'Neill-LaGier, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region.
 
The American Red Cross honored more than 325 Pennsylvania and New Jersey high school students who have recruited blood donors and organized blood drives that helped save thousands of lives this year.
 
Awards were given to the schools with the “Highest Participation,” “Highest Growth” and “Donor Retention.”  The award for “Faculty Chairperson of the Year” was given to DeAnn Scherer of Penncrest High School.
 
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FACULTY CHAIRPERSON OF THE YEAR
DeAnn Scherer of Penncrest High School
 
SCHOOL AWARDS
Highest Participation

Small: Less than 300 eligible donors
Pennsville Memorial High School
Chairperson:  Candelle Richman
Principal: Matt McFarland
Pennsville, NJ
 
Med School:  301 – 500 eligible donors
Cherry Hill High School East
Chair person:  Mr. CJ Davis  (Charles)
Principal:  Dr. John O'Breza
Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Large School: over 500 eligible donors
Millville Senior High School
Chairperson:  Cindy Simione
Principal:  DR. Christie Thompson
Millville, NJ
 
Highest Growth

Small: Less than 300 eligible donors
Marist High School
Chairperson Name:  Brother Bob Warren
Principal Name:  Brother Stephen Schlitte
Bayonne, NJ  
 
Med School:  301 – 500 eligible donors
The Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology & Careers
Chairperson: Justine Philyaw
Principal:  Patricia Anne Sack  
Philadelphia, PA 
 
Large School: over 500 eligible donors
Penn Wood High School
Chairperson:  Amber Benjamin
Principal:  John Leary
Lansdowne, PA
 
Retention
 
Small: Less than 300 eligible donors
Doane Academy
Chairperson:  Ginny Miller is the usual chair but Andrea Willinger ran the last drive
Principal Name:  John McGee – Head Master
Burlington, New Jersey
 
Med School:  301 – 500 eligible donors
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
Chairperson:  Susan Murphy
Principal:  Sister Kathleen Boyce
Gwynedd Valley, PA
 
Large School: over 500 eligible donors
The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts
Chairperson:  Cynthia Kulesza
Principal:  Johnny C. Whaley Jr.
Philadelphia, PA