CHS Named High School Blood Drive Champions
October 11, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cabot High School Student Council has worked tirelessly to help save lives and recently, they were awarded for their efforts.
On Friday, October 7th, John Armitage, CEO of the Arkansas Blood Institute and the Oklahoma Blood Institute, announced Cabot High School has been named the 2020-2021 Class 7A High School Blood Drive Champions for 597 Lifesaving Donations. That’s 1,791 lives saved! The region includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
To date, the CHS Student Council has helped collect over 797 units since the start of COVID-19 and has saved over 2,391 lives!
The Student Council Alumni Coordinator, Lenora Rowe, and dedicated staff of the class of 2020 (Kristen Shirley, Katie Petersen, Katalina Velez, Jade Kokason and Kaylee Anne Ruble) set the stage for continuing the donations in uncertain times. They knew it would be critical to keep the donations coming into the hospitals and worked to make these drives happen. These ladies sacrificed their time during the summer and have come back to prepare the next generation of leadership.
Current Student Council member, Henry Redd accepted the award on the behalf of the CHS Student Council. Mrs. Rowe was also presented an award for her hard work in leading and coordinating the countless blood drives.
Mario Sedlock, Executive Director of ABI and Kacie Kindrex, ABI Account Consultant were also in attendance as well as CHS Principal Henry Hawkins and Career Technical Coordinator Nicole Gatewood.
Congratulations to our Cabot High School Student Council!