High School Heroes

High School Hero Challenge Dates: May 16, 2021 - May 15, 2022

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About Our High School Heroes Program

Our local high schools play an important role in maintaining the Coastal Bend community’s blood supply. They account for more than 30% of the blood that is collected for our local medical facilities. This year's High School Heroes program is an opportunity for the Blood Center to show our gratitude to all students and staff members, for their ongoing efforts to bring awareness to donating blood during these unprecedented times. High school blood drives are a chance for the youth of our community to give back to others on a level that is not commonly found in other volunteer opportunities. These blood drives are a great way to foster a sense of community involvement within our area youth while providing those hosting the drive with a convenient and easy way to gain volunteer service hours.

Currently 53 Coastal Bend high schools show their community spirit by donating blood during the school year.


High School Donations Tier:

Division 2A-5A

  • 1st Place: $2,000 Visa Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $1,000 Visa Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $500 Visa Gift Card
  • 4th Place: $250 Visa Gift Card 

Division 1A

  • 1st Place: $300 Visa Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $200 Visa Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $100 Visa Gift Card
  • 4th Place: $50 Visa Gift Card 

*1A Schools must collect a minimum of 50 units to be eligible for a gift card.


Partner High Schools:

A.C. Jones
Agua Dulce
Alice
Annapolis Christian Academy
Aransas Pass
Austwell-Tivoli
Banquete
Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco
Benavides
Bishop
Calallen
College Preparatory
Falfurrias
Flour Bluff
Foy H. Moody

Freer
George West
Gregory-Portland
Harold T. Branch
H.M. King
Incarnate Word Academy
Ingleside
John Paul II
Kaufer
London
Mary Carroll
Mathis
Odem
Orange Grove
Pettus
Port Aransas

Por Vida

Premont

Richard King
Richard Milburn Academy
Robstown
Rockport-Fulton
Roy Miller
San Diego
Santa Gertrudis Academy
School of Science & Technology
Sinton
Skidmore-Tynan
Solomon Coles HS & Education Center
Taft
Three Rivers
Tuloso-Midway
Tuloso Midway Academic Career Ctr
Veterans Memorial
W.B. Ray
West Oso
Woodsboro

High School Hero Awards

This year-long competition separates participating high schools into five divisions based on size and encourages them to generate the highest number of blood donations for their division.

Last year’s (2019-2020) winners are as follows:

RISING STAR AWARD:
Agua Dulce High School, 285% increase in participation

DIVISION 5A
1ST Place: Veterans Memorial
2ND Place: Gregory Portland
3RD Place: Alice
Honorable Mention: Flour Bluff

DIVISION 4A
1ST Place: Sinton
2ND Place: Orange Grove
3RD Place: Rockport-Fulton
Honorable Mention: H.M. King
Outstanding High School Hero: Waylon Scheidt,  Orange Grove High School

DIVISION 3A
1ST Place: George West
2ND Place: Bishop
3RD Place: Aransas Pass
Honorable Mention: Falfurrias

DIVISION 2A
1ST Place: Agua Dulce
2ND Place: Port Aransas 
3RD Place: Freer
Honorable Mention: Three Rivers

DIVISION 1A
1ST Place: Tuloso Midway Academic Career Center
2ND Place: CC College Preparatory
3RD Place: Annapolis
Honorable Mention: Cesar E. Chavez

PINNACLE SENIOR BLOOD DONOR (Donated 12 times for a total of 24 units of blood this year, more than any other senior donor):
Devyn Angel Ortiz,  Mary Carroll High School

OUTSTANDING SENIOR BLOOD DONOR RECRUITER 
Ryan Harris, Veterans Memorial High School

HIGH SCHOOL T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS:
Samantha Garcia,  Sinton High School

Click here for last year’s complete listing of the 2019-2020 high school standings