Greetings Jackson-Reed Community,
As we continue into November and center the theme of gratitude, I’d like to thank those who have served in our U.S. military for their courageous service and hope you enjoyed Veteran’s Day on Saturday.
Several other events throughout the school led with gratitude this past week. Our Bio-Med NAF program partnered with Inova Hospital System on Thursday to host Jackson-Reed’s annual Blood Drive. Two Bio-Med students, Safya Biswal and Angela Rios, led this initiative in memory of Reilly Webb, a late Wilson student who passed in 2017 after battling leukemia. Several students, parents, and community members donated blood and helped reach the anticipated goal.
Last week was also the start of our SGA holiday food drive, a competition between classes to see who can donate the most canned, dried, and boxed food. The drive goes until Monday, November 20th. All donations go to a nearby food pantry in Van Ness to support unhoused community members.
Senior college applications were another focus last week. DC-CAP General and Partnership Scholarships representatives supported several seniors in signing up for college financial assistance. Trinity Washington University also participated in onsite admissions and accepted seven Jackson-Reed Tigers, each receiving a scholarship to support their experience.
This week, I look forward to seeing students continue to give back to the community as we help them prepare for their future.