NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2011
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

Student Surprised by Scholarship from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

          On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, North Shore High School senior, Ryan Perez, was awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Friends and family gathered around as Ryan was led by North Shore Senior High School principal, Ken Wallace, to receive his award. This was a complete surprise for Ryan as he expected a simple meeting with Mr. Wallace, not a group of people gathered to congratulate him for his hard work and dedication in assisting with the high school blood drives. Of the award, Ryan said "every time somebody donates blood, you save three lives," noting how important is to give blood. The blood collected since Ryan has been involved in blood drives has the potential of saving over 6,000 lives.

Blood Center Scholarship

Ryan and his mother proudly accept a scholarship from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Pictured from left to right: Shannon Cook- Account Representative; Mara Barrea Montero (Ryan's Mother); Ryan Perez; Cassandra Hernandez- Account Representative