CARBONDALE —Carbondale Area Jr/Sr High School will host our annual Blood Drive sponsored by the American Red Cross here at the high school on Monday, February 13th from 9 AM to 2 PM in our gymnasium.

Mrs. Joelyn Mark, Family and Consumer Science Teacher at CA, will be scheduling all appointments.

All are welcome to attend and donate the gift of life.

You can streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Mrs. Mark will be assisted in running the Blood Drive by her FCCLA Club.

This year’s president is Senior, Frances Maddage.

I asked Frances why she chose to get involved with the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club and she said,

“This is my third year participating in FCCLA. I’ve always been the kind of person who tries to make a positive difference in our world, so this seemed like a very good place to start.

“I’d like to have a career in a health field. Right now I’m leaning toward Child Psychology.

“FCCLA is a cocurricular organization that aims to help youth in public and private schools with family bonds, careers, and participation in the community.

“Heading up this group is an excellent road to take on my way to this exciting yet challenging future.”