UNION CITY - Community Blood Center (CBC) presented Mississinawa Valley High School leaders with a check for $1,000 at the Oct. 14 school board meeting, representing the award MVHS earned in the inaugural CBC High School Leadership Grant Program for Blood Drive Excellence.
CBC is awarding $1,000 grants in five categories for the 2012-13 academic year. There are grants for both “Highest” and “Runner Up” in the Highest Percentage of Enrollment category because CBC considers this both an important measurement of blood drive participation and a fair method of judging schools of all sizes.
MVHS received the grant for Runner Up in Highest Percentage of Enrollment. “Mississinawa Valley is one of the smallest schools hosting blood drives and has a small number of eligible donors,” said CBC Donor Relations Manager Tracy Morgan, “But their enthusiastic support for their four blood drives in 2012-13 resulted in participation by 132% of enrollment.” MVHS was second only to Emmanuel Christian Academy in Springfield, which had 137% participation.
“We at Mississinawa Valley High School are honored to have received this generous grant from CBC,” said MVHS Principal Jeffrey Winchester. “It is great that CBC recognizes what we see every day at Mississinawa Valley; that our students and community see the value in giving. We appreciate that CBC honors that with the CBC High School Leadership Grant.”
“I think the board and Principal Winchester as well as myself are very pleased to see that,” said Mississinawa Valley Schools Superintendent James Atchley. “By pushing the blood drive, it’s neat to see that not only do our students participate, but they do so to that degree.”
|Left to right: MVHS Principal Jeffrey Winchester, CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh, Mississinawa Valley Schools Superintendent James Atchley.|