On April 29, the Junior Civitans hosted its annual blood drive.

This event is sponsored by the Junior Civitans Club each year, and one of several community service events conducted by the club. Other activities include the Angel Tree and food drives. Sadly, this year’s blood drive was the first without the club’s beloved sponsor, Mrs. Danya Wright, who passed away recently after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. Many students have been inspired in the past and continue to be inspired to give in her honor since many cancer patients are the recipients of blood donations. One pint of donated blood has the potential to save up to three lifes.

The blood drive is always a successful event, with many students, faculty, and family coming in at various times for the duration of the school day to give. Many students are first-time donors, and hopefully will become lifelong donors.

If a student has donated four or more times before they graduate, they are eligible to receive an additional graduation cord from the Red Cross. Throughout the years, our quantity of donations has risen, and with this most recent one, the school has surpassed the previous record set by Mrs. Wright.

Mrs. Destiny Smith stepped up, quite impressively, to fill the role of supervising this event, and drove the Junior Civitans to an all-time high that we know made Mrs. Wright proud.

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