The Herald

  • Celebrate "Socktober" by bringing in new socks to be donated to a homeless shelter! Running from 10/10-10/18!

  • Congrats to the Holyoke High football team for winning their first game! We wish them goodluck on their season!

  • The Robotics Club is seeking new members! See Mr.Belanger for more information!

National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

Holyoke High faculty, staff, and students donated a total of thirty-eight pints of blood.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Mrs. Horton has been working at Holyoke high for eleven years as a guidance counselor. For three of those years, she has been in charge of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is a national association that recognizes students who have excellence in scholarship, a GPA of 3.5 or better, posses good character, demonstrate leadership, and  who perform community service. For the past four years, the National Honor Society (or NHS) has sponsored blood drives at Holyoke High.

This blood drive had only the blood given by Holyoke High school students and staff. “The students of HHS are so dedicated to the blood drive, I appreciate how easy it is to get volunteers,” said Mrs. Horton. The kids that are in NHS helped advertise, others gave blood, signed kids up, and took care of the blood donors after they gave blood. 

This blood drive collected thirty-eight pints of blood. “Thirty-eight pints doesn’t sound like much until you consider…in the past week at two other high schools they collected eighteen at one and ten at another,” Mrs. Horton said. Sixty volunteers signed up for this, mostly students but some staff members donated!

Last year, they held two blood drives in October and April. Mrs. Horton hopes to do the same this year. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

Any comments that of a derogatory nature about gender, race, sexual orientation, or person attacks against the author will be immediately deleted and the poster subject to disciplinary action.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Showcase

    Knights Take Aim at Agawam; Look to Revive Offense

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Showcase

    Spotlight On: Our Nutrition Technicians

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Op/Ed

    Is It Written in the Stars?

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Showcase

    Knights Look to Soar Over Eagles

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Showcase

    Field Hockey Plays for the Cure in Honor of Heather McMahon

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Op/Ed

    If You’re Feeling Like This, Listen to This…

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Creative Corner

    Imagine Sunshine, Moonlight, & Dawn

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Features

    Herald Takes on the Big E

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Showcase

    Spotlight On: Mr. Feinberg

  • National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive

    Holyoke High Sports

    Knights Take on Pittsfield at Home

Telling Holyoke High's Story Since 1898
National Honor Society Hosts Fourth Annual Blood Drive