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National Honors Society Hosts First of the Discovery HS Tri-Annual Blood Drives

Photos and Story by Logan Keller

Discovery High School’s National Honors Society hosted its first blood drive of the year September 15, 2016 in Mrs. Walker’s room.

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Sixty people signed up to donate blood, with thirty-nine units collected. While that surpasses the goal set for the blood drive by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Mrs. Walker wants more. “We would like to get over a hundred units of blood for a $750 scholarship for one of the members of the senior class, but even more so we want over a hundred and fifty units to get us the $1000 scholarship.” explained Walker, working vigorously on the blood drive numbers in her classroom.

If you would still like to donate, but could not do so on Thursday, you can still give blood at a local Community Blood Center and provide the code below to be counted in the school’s total. Mrs. Walker says she’ll love it if more people continue to try to donate this week. “We need more people to donate so that we can get more people servicing the drive, and therefore collect the units of blood needed for the bigger scholarship.”

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To still give blood for the school, bring the code #51101-12638 to the local Community  Blood Center in Hickory. Tentative future dates for blood drives are January 10th and May 2nd 2017. T-shirts will be given to donors at the January blood drive.

National Honors Society would like to thank everyone who came out to donate on Thursday.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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