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DHS Student Council Tops Nation in Blood Drive
Posted on 10/31/2022
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Congratulations to DeSoto High School Student Council for their outstanding performance in supporting the American Red Cross in their Sickle Cell Blood Drive.

The American Red Cross Sickle Cell Fighter High School Scholarship program is a student scholarship program that will reward schools that successfully collect blood from donors who are Black, supporting the goal of helping sickle cell patients by diversifying the blood supply, while also promoting access to, and diversity in higher education.

The top ten high schools in the country that host at least one blood drive and collect the most productive units (minimum of 50) from donors who self-identify as African American this school year, will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

DeSoto High School was NUMBER ONE in the nation with 99 units collected in their 2021-22 drive.

Many thanks to those students who participated:

Aryanna Collier

Ahnikka Ford

Nia Franzua

Winter Harris

Joelle Henderson

Alana Jara

Vivica Johnson

Welton William

And congratulations to 2022 Senior Alana Jara who received the $5,000 scholarship.  Alana is currently attending UTA as a nursing major.

“I am super proud of the 2021-2022 Student Council,” stated Student Council Sponsor Brittany Williams. “They have set the bar high for this year’s Student Council Members.”