Red Cross Club
The Red Cross Team is beginning its first year at Bourgade Catholic as we find new ways to promote service in our community. The Red Cross Team is continuing our strong tradition of blood drives here on Campus. Four times a year, the American Red Cross will set up to take blood donations that then supply our community, our nation, and our military. Students enroll as junior volunteers to the American Red Cross where they learn about the many ways they can contribute their energy to those in need.
Improve Your Blood Circulation in 5 Minutes!
Yes, it's blood donation time again! Our small school holds 4 blood donations a year because of your outstanding generosity with so valuable a commodity. Save 3 lives! Tuesday, April 18th (the first day back from our Easter break and a blue day) show some passion of your own with a blood donation. If you have never given before let this be the day you overcome any reservations. You can do it! Seriously, you can do it.
Bourgade Catholic Receives Platinum in State
Bourgade Catholic receives a platinum award for having over 65% participation in the blood drive challenge. This award goes along with the banner we received on May 12, 2009 at the Arizona Diamondbacks Game.
Bourgade Catholic Recognized at Arizona Diamondbacks Game
For the 11th consecutive year, Bourgade Catholic High School is the top school with participation in the Nolan Ryan Division of the United Blood Drive Challenge. On Tuesday, May 12, Bourgade Catholic was recognized in the pre-game show of the Diamondbacks game at Chase Field and we received our 11th banner to add to the collection in Tepsic Gymnasium. Bourgade Catholic is the only school in the state of Arizona with the complete collection! Over 22,000 units of blood were donated by high school students throughout the state of Arizona last year. Congratulations to all the donors, and a special thanks to Sr. Christi Laudolff for her leadership in this fantastic cause!
BCHS, United Blood Service Team Up to Make History
On July 28, 2008 a new law went into effect that allowed 16-year olds to donate blood for the first time. A number of Bourgade Catholic students took advantage of this opportunity to help make history. United Blood Services teamed up with Bourgade Catholic to allow some of our own students to become Arizona's first 16-year old donors and our community's youngest heroes. These history-making Golden Eagles included Brian MacCleary, Zackary O'Meara, Fernando Perez, and Michael Weikamp. Brian, who just turned 16 twelve days earlier, became the youngest individual to ever donate blood in the state of Arizona. A special thanks to Sr. Christi and Mary Ann Burns for helping organize the event. Sr. Christi dedicates an enormous amount of time to all the school's blood drive efforts, and is the main reason Bourgade Catholic has been recognized as such a key component in this great cause. Without Sr. Christi, Bourgade Catholic would not be on the top of the list when it comes to blood donations in Arizona. In addition, we thank our mascot Ashley Fagnani, also 16, who helped out by encouraging other 16 year olds to give blood.