Winner of WRAT Blood Drive Challenge Announced
Junior and senior high school students from all over Ocean or Monmouth counties took up the challenge throughout the 2010-11 school year to see who could raise the most pints of blood.
Representatives from the WRAT (95.9) and the Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC), Shrewsbury, two of the sponsors of annual Blood Drive Challenge, recently announced the winners. Junior and senior students from Colts Neck High School were declared the winning high school, having collected 300 units of blood. Students in the entire junior and seniors classes who donated or attempted to donate won tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor, Jackson, to celebrate their victory.
In addition, Rebecca Camp and Sierra Forte, seniors at Middletown North High School, each won a $2,000.00 scholarship to Centenary College, New Jersey, a co-sponsor of the Challenge, for their efforts to get donations of blood. According to Doug Sjonvall, marketing director for Greater Media New Jersey, “They were chosen because were instrumental in recruiting other students to donate blood.”
Sharlette Ragan, the program administrator for the Blood Center, said, “It’s so important to get the kids donating and thinking about donating blood. It’s so important as we move on into the future. Rebecca Camp and Sierra Forte are two young women who will set an example for other students in classes below them; and, hopefully, will help spread the word to new friends and classmates in the next phases of their lives.”
When they return to high school, students are encouraged to check with their counselors for the 2011-12 Blood Drive Challenge details.