SALTSBURG: Winter blood drive, shoe drive successful
January 24, 2014 10:50 AM
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SALTSBURG —Saltsburg Middle-High School held a blood drive Thursday and recently held a shoe drive.

Student council sponsors blood drives under the direction of adviser Melissa Milanak. Saltsburg participates in the High School Scholarship program that the Central Blood Bank offers. Students can impact hundreds of lives locally. Donating blood to the Central Blood Bank will allow students to become eligible to earn scholarships.

[PHOTO: Saltsburg High School students, from left, Bo Brunner, Kevin Karp, Colleen Marshall and Carrie Muir displayed some of the shoes collected during a recent shoe drive. (Submitted photo/Saltsburg High School)]

Through their participation, students get a positive life lesson. The key is to have at least 50 participants to become eligible for the scholarship opportunity. Central Blood Bank representatives will provide blood donation education with an assembly, which in turn will add to the success of the blood drive. The next blood drive will be held on May 15 at Saltsburg Middle High School.

The shoe drive fundraiser for the Natural Philosopher’s Guild was very successful this year. Brandy DelleDonne’s room won the elementary competition with 52 pairs and Kathy Muir’s room won the high school competition with a total of 70 pairs. Lisa Shimer’s room came in second with a total of 69 pairs and Glenn Richards’ room took third place with a total of 65 pairs.

The elementary students collected a total of 284 pairs and the middle-high school collected a total of 246 pairs. Kaitlyn Zukowski and Heather Bole’s room tied for second place with a total of 48 pairs. Melissa Hall’s room took third-place with 47 pairs. The Natural Philosopher’s Guild would like to thank everyone for donating.

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