The magic of giving blood By Jessica Steger

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Jan. 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – West Bend East student reporter Jessica Steger had a good article published in The Current about how the school’s Student Council is working to ramp up blood donations by infusing a Harry Potter theme into the event.  A portion of Steger’s story is below.


The blood drive has been held in years past, but this year StuCo added some extra spirit by creating a Harry Potter theme. For Kelly Sorce, a family and consumer teacher and StuCo adviser, it was a dream come true.

“I’ve literally been trying ever since I’ve been in this high school doing student council to do like a dance or something Hogwarts-themed. So they finally went with it for the blood drive. So I’m pretty pumped,” Sorce said.

Maggie Kieser, an East senior on StuCo, has a similar opinion on the theme.

“For me it was really fun that my senior year it was a theme that was a uniting theme that brought together people from all different kinds of background. That’s where we got the ideas, everyone will recognize it and get excited about it,” Kieser said.

The enthusiasm from the students because of the Hogwarts theme helped to fulfill Sorce’s goal to run a successful blood drive.

“Our goal was primarily just to get as many people in as we could, run a really good blood drive, have some good food. We always have the goal to get in as many community members as we can,” Sorce said.

Read the rest of Steger’s story by logging onto The Current or click HERE.


(Photographs by Jessica Steger, Current Staff.)

About the author: Jessica Steger is a junior at West Bend East High School. The 17 year old has runs cross country and has two black belts in karate. Steger also likes to volunteer her time, when she’s not working or going to school.


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