Newark High School collected more than 115 units of blood during its four American Red Cross blood drives held during the 2016-17 school year.
The drives were coordinated by students in grades 9-12 enrolled in the Project Lead the Way biomedical sciences program.
Biomedical sciences teacher Shawn Flanagan recently learned that NHS donated the second highest amount of blood in 2016-17 among Wayne and Ontario county high schools.
“Thanks to the tremendous support from Newark High School students, faculty and staff in management, service and blood donations, the American Red Cross awarded two scholarships to our school this year for $500 and $250,” Flanagan said.
Flanagan and his students established criteria for the award, such as academics, volunteer service and support for the Red Cross mission. Graduating senior Ian MacTaggert received the $250 scholarship, and the $500 scholarship went to graduating senior Sarinah Hernandez.