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The Magic of Giving

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By Jessica Steger, Current Staff

Unlike a wizard, you don’t need a wand to save lives, just a needle.

The West Bend High Schools’ Student Council hosted a blood drive Wednesday with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. It was held in the south gym, with students, teachers, and community members all coming in to donate blood.

The blood drive has been held in years past, but this year StuCo added some extra spirit by creating a Harry Potter theme. For Kelly Sorce, a family and consumer teacher and StuCo adviser, it was a dream come true. Continue reading

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The Red Cross Runs Dry

West NHS blood drive comes at a crucial time

By Hannah Johnson and Ben Johnson, Current Staff

While the snow piled up this winter, the demand for blood donations was also on the rise.

Since January 1, severe weather caused roughly 1,500 blood drives to be cancelled throughout the United States. These cancellations meant that over 50,000 blood donations were unable to be collected. Continue reading

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Bloody Wednesday

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Gerald Morris, East freshman, donates blood on December 11.

By Hannah Johnson, Current Staff

WBHS set a school record at December’s blood drive, collecting 499 pints of blood.

The goal for this year’s drive, which was held December 11, was to break the record for largest blood drive in Wisconsin.  Though this goal was not achieved, the 499 donated pints set a new local standard, and represented a 17% increase over last year’s total of 426 pints.

“We still hold the largest high school blood drive in the state which allows teenage students to have the opportunity to donate,” said Matt Hoffmann, faculty adviser of the WBHS student council. Continue reading

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