MOREHEAD CITY (WNCT)–Students in the health science classes at West Carteret High School held a blood drive Friday to give back to the community.
The students were in charge of the event from the planning to the registration of their peers. About 75 high schoolers donated blood. The blood drive was an opportunity for many of the students to learn about the health field.
“CTE classes are very important because they give students a real-world experience, and they learn about all different types of careers,” Pamela Zanaska, health science teacher, said. They not only learn about them, but they’re actually doing the work.”
Career and Technical courses at the high school help prepare students for the workforce and learn skills to find a job.
“I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but I just don’t really know what I want to do,” Madison Murphy-Canto, a senior and student in the class, said. “This is a good idea for me to kinda figure that out.”
Nearly 95% of students at the event today were first-time donors. The event was held in honor of 9/11.