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Southland Academy hosts successful blood drive

AMERICUS — Southland Academy’s anatomy classes hosted its  annual blood drive with the American Red Cross on Feb. 24. The Red Cross collected 53 units of blood that has the potential to save 159 lives.
This year the American Red Cross sponsored a High School Scholarship Program for high school students to have an opportunity to help others. The scholarship program was available for high schools that host at least one Red Cross blood drive during the calendar school year. The more pints of blood collected, the more scholarship money the students are eligible to receive. This money is awarded to be used for an educational scholarship at establishments of higher education for a selected recipient(s).  Chris Shattles is the recipient of a $250 scholarship for hosting her own blood drive in December in which 43 pints of blood were collected.  achel Minick was selected as the recipient of another $250 scholarship from the drive hosted by the anatomy classes on Feb. 24. By participating in the American Red Cross High School Scholarship Program, schools and students can help build a stronger community currently and for many years to come.
Southland Academy thanks the Red Cross for all of its support in the community and for helping to further these students’ educations.