Sonoran Science Academy aims to serve community through blood drive

2013-08-21T16:51:00Z 2013-08-21T17:21:08Z Sonoran Science Academy aims to serve community through blood driveBy Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Sonoran Science Academy high school students and staff collected 30 pints of blood today during its fifth blood drive.

The school held the drive at its Tucson campus, 2325 W. Sunset Road.

The campus serves kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The high school students have donated more than 120 pints to the Red Cross since it began holding blood drives three years ago, according to a Sonoran Science Academy news release.

The campus' high school student council originally thought of the idea when the students were searching for a way to give back to the community, said Social Studies teacher Danielle Randall in a statement.

"It was such a valuable opportunity for students to really understand the impact volunteering can have," Randall said.

The school will hold three more drives during the school year.

Contact reporter Jamar Younger at jyounger@azstarnet.com or 573-4242. On Twitter: @JamarYounger

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