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Not all heroes wear capes

NHS hosts second blood drive
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Alyncia Jackson
Senior Sharlene Le visits with a tech from Carter Blood Care while she donates at one of this year’s NHS blood drives.

The National Honor Society hosted its annual spring blood drive last week, with more than 70 students donating; there were so many donations that Carter Blood Care ran out of supplies. 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. Staff and community members were also welcome to come and donate. Senior Emma Cocking was one of the members who helped work the blood drive.

“Unfortunately, I was not able to donate,” Cocking said. “But, I did go and help all of the students who did. I helped keep them company and handed out snacks or walked them to class.”

It was Carter Blood Care’s second trip this year to the high school. Students and staff donated in the gym, with the donation bus in the parking lot for parents and community members. Senior Ryan Brown donated blood for the first time. 

“I was really scared. Everyone was talking about how the needle was so big and it hurt, but once I actually did it it was fine,” Brown said. “The guy taking my blood talked to me about dinosaurs and it helped calm my nerves a bit”

There will be a third drive held later in the school year. English teacher Lauren Rodriguez encouraged her students to invite their parents or anyone out of school to come down and feel free to donate blood. The Carter BloodCare organization hosts a competition each year, giving a trophy to the school in each division that had the most blood donors. The competition is between all of the schools in the region.

“We compete against all other 3A schools in their region which is really big — like all the way to Waco, Temple and San Marcos,” Rodriguez said. “Teague has won the past few years, if they can win, we can win. So our goal is to win just to beat Teague.”

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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.  
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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.