School earns award for activism

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The Junior-Senior High School was recently presented with the Academic Year 2017-2018 Silver Award from the New York Blood Center for collecting 81 pints of blood for the Blood Donor Program during the 2017-2018 school year. 

This was achieved through the high school Student Council sponsoring two blood drives last year in November and April.

Carolyn Cestaro, a New York Blood Center representative, presented Student Council Adviser Pam Murano with the certificate for the Silver Award, which was signed by Karen Muscolino, director of donor recruitment for the New York Blood Center.

The high school will be hosting its first blood drive for this school year on Nov. 13, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at 443 South Ocean Avenue in East Rockaway.