Last month, Stoughton High School DECA students teamed up with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the school. On Feb. 1, school staff, students and community members donated 63 pints of blood, with DECA volunteers helping to support donors, deliver treats and complete registration forms.
According to the Red Cross, each pint of blood can help up to three people in need.
“These DECA members potentially helped up to 99 lives,” DECA adviser Maggie Heck wrote the Hub in an email. “It was a great day and an even better way to start off Career and Technical Education Month!”
DECA members who volunteered were Brad Yarwood, Sienna Richardson, Matt Nelson, Hannah Furseth, Emma Sperle, Isaiah Ruffins, Rachel Rogers, Savanna Jemilo, Alexa Wuennemann, Kailey Hammersley, Nevaeh Richardson, Kaliyah Tribune, Ava Kemppainen, Max Beale, Briana Pautz and Jenny Marshall.