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NHS holds blood drive

The National Honor Society hosted its annual fall blood drive last week, with more than 70 students donating; there were so many donations that Carter Blood Care ran out of supplies. Senior Julio Gonzalez donated blood for the first time. He said donating blood teaches you the value of life.   

Senor Nicollette Arabie has a snack after she finishes her donation. Nic is one of several students who were lightheaded afterward and needed a little extra recovery time. (Alyncia Jackson)

“For those donating, you get to potentially save another person’s life,” Gonzalez said. “Those receiving it get to keep living and don’t have to worry about future sickness or illness.”

 NHS students volunteered for the day, helping out the students who donated blood. They gave out snacks and drinks and also walked some students to their classes if they needed assistance. They had a box full of ice packs for those who felt lightheaded, collapsed or fainted. NHS coordinator Lauren Rodriguez said the event shows students the importance of giving back to the community. 

Working for the blood drive and donating teaches the importance of blood donations to the community,” she said. “It’s great when students and staff want to save lives.” 

Staff and community members also donated. Chemistry teacher Kristine Lenamond said she usually donates blood each year but had to stop for a while. This year she donated blood and said she isn’t scared of the needle anymore and has gotten used to the progress. 

 “I am glad I was able to donate blood this year,” Lenamond said. “It is a way for me to give back to the community.”

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Yuliet Gonzalez, Editorial Team
I am fifteen years old and a sophomore this year. This year is my second year doing journalism as well as FCCLA. Being a part of the FCCLA team was really fun and I look forward to making many more fun and exciting memories. In my free time, I love to paint, draw, and color. One of my favorite things to paint is sunsets and oceans. My favorite genre to read in my free time is murder mysteries. I am also doing powerlifting; I enjoy lifting heavy weights, especially if I am competing with it. One of my favorite foods is Mariana's mom’s chicken and beans tostadas, I could eat them ALL day. My favorite snack is rice crispy treats dipped in white chocolate; yes they are really sweet and might make your teeth hurt, but they are too good to not risk a cavity lol.  
Alyncia Jackson, Editorial Team
In my spare time, I like to paint and do crafts. I also really enjoy family time. My favorite food is shrimp fried rice, and my favorite cuisine is Chinese. My favorite color is royal blue which is also the color I wore for my sweet 16. I love shoes, especially sneakers like Jordans; my favorite ones are the 4s. I also do speech and debate, cheer and volleyball. I also anchor the sports section of the Bison Insider. My favorite activity is volleyball – I want to go to college for volleyball at Blinn Community College and then Baylor University.