by Merone Mesfin
On Monday, April 19, the National Honor Society (NHS) of J.E.B Stuart HS conducted its semi-annual blood drive. Senior and NHS President Dowha Karar answered questions regarding the blood drive:
Q: How did the drive come together?
A: A lot of time was put into the drive: promoting [it] on social media and ensuring there were volunteers to help out. There was an online sign up to help out, and it filled up in less than 3 minutes! [The drive] was held in the little theater.
Q: How does the NHS feel about the drive?
A: On behalf of NHS, I am confident in saying we fully appreciate and value blood drives because most obviously its a way the school community can give back to the outside community and it takes a lot of teamwork to do so. We have the Inova members, the volunteers with signing people in, the school for allowing us to use the little theater, and of course the donors. It’s a great example of collaborative service.