Thursday, August 29, 2013

Area schools get scholarships for hosting blood drives

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has announced the high  schools to receive $500 scholarships for holding blood drives.

High school officials will each select a student who was involved in the blood drives to get the college scholarship.

To win the money, students had to hold at least two blood drives during the school year and collect at least 100 units.

Fifty schools in the Carolinas won the scholarship, and several were from the greater Charlotte region:

A.L. Brown High
Applied Technology Center
Bessemer City High
Central Academy of Technology & Arts
Cherryville High
Cox Mill High
East Gaston High (two scholarships)
Fred T. Foard High
Forestview High
Garinger High
Hopewell High
Hunter Huss High
Indian Land High
Lancaster High
Mallard Creek High
Myers Park High
Newton Conover High
North Gaston High
North Mecklenburg High
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
Pine Lake Prep
Queen's Grant High
South Mecklenburg High
Union Academy
West Lincoln High
West Mecklenburg High
William Hough High