owasso high school

Ashlyn Lato, Chalyn Head, Ashley Gardner, Abbigail Fidanza, Jordan Hammond and Camila Cevallow were each recognized for taking part in organizing blood-drive efforts at OHS. Courtesy photo

Six Owasso High School students have been awarded scholarships from the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Ashlyn Lato, Chalyn Head, Ashley Gardner, Abbigail Fidanza, Jordan Hammond and Camila Cevallow were each recognized for taking part in organizing blood-drive efforts at OHS.

Over the last year, the students teamed up to host two blood drives, which allowed them to collect 267 donations that went toward helping up to 801 patients in area hospitals.

Marla Roberts, account manager at OBI, said hosting a blood drive is not only an important community service project, but also a personal commitment to help others.

“Thanks to the commitment of the OHS students and the Owasso the community, Oklahoma Blood Institute can fulfill the mission of maintaining a strong blood supply for area patients and hospitals,” she said.

Roberts said the efforts of OHS – particularly the hard work of the school’s Family Career & Community Leaders of America, led by teacher Judi Leander – have contributed to the future success of these six students.

OBI presented a check to the students this week in the amount of $2,250. They will split the funds six ways, which will go directly toward their college of choice.

Art is a seasoned reporter of over 15 years with an extended background in writing and editing for a variety of publications and organizations.