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Francis Scott Key High School receives blood drive award

Francis Scott Key High School has won the Carroll County High School of the Year award from the American Red Cross.

FSK was given the award for its "outstanding support to the Red Cross mission and helping to save lives by coordinating blood donations during the 2015-2016 school year," according to a news release from Carroll County Public Schools.

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Students from the school collected 105 units of blood during two blood drives, making them the highest yielding high school in Carroll County. In recognition of the achievement, the school received $750 in student scholarships, according to the release.

The school gave three scholarships in the amount of $250 each to Cami Handel, Mariah Jones and Jacob Whitfield. These students consistently helped recruit donors, advertise the blood drive and work at the blood drives, according to the release.

The American Red Cross High School Scholarship Program offers high schools the opportunity to help others, according to the release, while also helping establish a scholarship fund to benefit students as they move on to higher education.

The scholarship program is available for high schools that host at least one Red Cross blood drive during the school year.

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