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Student Leaders Save Lives Participants

Thank you for supporting blood drives through your American Red Cross.
  
Below are recent participants!
  
 
Southeast Bulloch High School Student Wins American Red Cross Scholarship

As part of the Red Cross scholarship program, Cierra hosted a blood drive at Statesboro First Baptist Church on May 7, 2013.  She was projected to collect 50 pints of blood and exceeded the goal by one pint.  As a result, Cierra was entered to win a $2,000 college scholarship.  She recently
learned she was randomly selected as the winner and in addition to the scholarship, will receive a letter of recommendation from the Red Cross and a $50 gift card.   

“My experience working with the Red Cross was a very positive one,” said Cierra Crowe.  “I enjoy planning and organizing events, especially those that benefit others.  I would certainly host another blood drive in hopes of raising awareness for the need of blood and giving people the opportunity to donate.” 

Photo: Scholarship Recipient Cierra Crowe

 

 

Franklin High School Senior Wins
American Red Cross Scholarship


While many high school students were enjoying a holiday break from school in December 2013, Franklin High School senior Rachel Caulkins was busy planning to help save lives by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Rachel hosted a blood drive at the Williamson County Public Library on December 30th. The blood drive was an extreme success and exceeded its goal.  As a result, Rachel was entered to win a $1,000 college scholarship.  She recently learned she was randomly selected as the winner of the challenge. On March 10, 2014 Rachel was awarded her scholarship as well as a letter of recommendation from the Red Cross and a $50 gift card.  

 

From left: Rachel Caulkins, Scholarship recipient;
Honora Bates, Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative

Here are words from recent participants.
Check out their advice on how to have a successful blood drive.

“This experience has had a very positive impact on my life.
It also taught me to keep pushing no matter what the circumstances. I would do it again any day!”

Sarah Hinson
Nashville, NC

“Prepare early. Also, recruit more people than you think
you need.”

Kayla Cox
Athens, AL

“I’ve donated before and I wanted to do more for my community and the Red Cross. This experience is a lot of hard work, but I would do it again.”
Austin Yoders
Murfreesboro, TN

 

“Let them know how many people each unit can help.”
Cody Rayburn
Lagrange, GA
    

“My advice would be to start early. Also, do not be afraid to ask people – the more you ask the more that will show up.”
Amber Liebe
Lexington, SC
   

“Start early and have a support team!”
Courtney Fairing
Norfolk, VA