Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
These six proud seniors earned the privilege of wearing an extra red cord at graduation. They earned the honor from the American Red Cross for donating blood or working at blood drives throughout their high school career. From left to right are: Angie Craighton, Brady Myer, Heather Von Holtum, Jessica Kearns, Amber Unser and Ashlie Miller.

Plum City students earn Red Cross recognition

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011 http://www.piercecountyherald.com/sites/default/files/styles/square_300/public/field/image/0619.SC_.PCH_.pcredcrossSUB2.jpg?itok=MIRseKuT
Pierce County Herald
715-273-4335 customer support
Plum City students earn Red Cross recognition
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

PLUM CITY--In an effort to engage high school students on the life-saving experience of donating blood, the American Red Cross has initiated dual programs designed especially for them.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Through the "Young Minds Change Lives Educational Scholarship Program," high school students have the opportunity to help others while also helping to establish a college scholarship fund to benefit students at their school. By helping at the blood drives and based on the number of units of blood collected, the students earned $2,000 for this year's class. The money was distributed evenly to five graduates.

In response to the question, "What have you gained from your experience of giving blood?" one scholarship winner responded, "The discomfort of getting poked by the needle is insignificant compared to the gratification of giving blood." What a great attitude!

The Red Cord Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have donated blood at least four times during their high school career. For students who are not eligible to donate due to weight or medical restrictions, the option to volunteer at least eight hours at a blood drive is available.

The American Red Cross awards students who qualify a red honor cord to wear during their high school graduation activities. Coordinators for Plum City were very proud to have six recipients of this honor.

Advertisement
news@piercecountyherald.com
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness