Our first year we were small-only four ladies joined up, but we were still able to do some pretty big things like plan an entire day of holiday activities for the high school as well as an entire campaign to create more awareness for social media presence. Fast forward to this year and our council is 12 students strong which meant we had the power to reclaim a student council tradition, our fall blood drive.
Now, blood drives are quite a bit more planning than you would think. The logistics (where will it be held, dates and times, etc.) are some of the least of your worries. There is paperwork, signing people up, advertising, and getting community members to volunteer their time and help run the drive. In that terrible dark time where there was no student council, our fantastic history teacher took over blood drive duties and kept things running, but this year a conflict arose for our intrepid history guru and so he, requested the help of the council to actually run the show this year.
Though it had its nerve-wracking points, our drive went off pretty well-and by pretty well I mean record setting! Never before has the drive collected as much blood as we did this past year (57 pints if you're interested in specifics). Not only that, but we had a record number of students donate for the first time which is a real testament to the students here at Shullsburg. The student council, with some additional student support, did a fantastic job and had such a good time they wanted to talk about doing a spring drive as well.
A big success for a wonderful cause-there's no better way to spend a Friday night!