Owasso High School FCCLA Wins Scholarship for Saving Lives– Wednesday, September 23
Wednesday 23, 2015 – Last week at the annual Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) High School Workshop, Owasso High Schools’ Family, Career and Consumer Leaders of America (FCCLA) was awarded a scholarship check for $500.00 to be used to help with direct student and academic needs.
Every academic year (August 1 – July 31), Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma-area schools have the opportunity to compete in the Oklahoma Blood Institute High School Scholarship Challenge. This challenge rewards students and schools for their commitment to saving lives through blood donation. It also encourages community support through blood drive sponsorship and participation in OBI events and educational programs. All faculty members, staff, students and community residents are encouraged to participate at blood drives to support their schools.
Scholarship Challenge points are earned by hosting blood drives & participating in other programs such as Honor Cord and High School Workshop. Schools fall into one of three divisions where they have an opportunity to earn one of three scholarship awards.
Owasso High School placed 3rd in the 5-6A division with the following notable achievements.
- 184 students, faculty, parents and community members signed in to donate
- 146 were successfully able to donate
- Up to 438 lives can be saved through their efforts!
Blood can be donated every 56 days. To find out more about the Oklahoma Blood Institute Scholarship Challenge or to make an appointment to donate, call 877-340-8777 or visit www.obi.org.
* Prize earnings are only distributed to existing school accounts with no direct payment to any individual. General scholarship funds, student activity funds and endowment programs are acceptable outlets for Oklahoma Blood Institute funds. In-kind requests equivalent to prize earnings are acceptable when approved by Oklahoma Blood Institute. Challenge funds should be used to help with direct academic/student needs. Sports, music, disposable supplies or other extra-curricular activities are exempt from fund disbursement.