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Student organizes blood drive for scholarship

Community members showed up (Source:WALB) Community members showed up (Source:WALB)
The drive will help raise scholarship money (Source:WALB) The drive will help raise scholarship money (Source:WALB)
Maci Waller, Organizer (Source:WALB) Maci Waller, Organizer (Source:WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

A Sumter County high school senior is getting a leg up on college tuition by convincing her community to donate blood. 

Maci Waller attends Southland Academy.

She teamed up with the American Red Cross to try to collect 50 units of blood. 

She'll be rewarded with a scholarship from the Red Cross.

Waller plans to use that at Georgia Southwestern State University.  

"I really appreciate it," Waller said. "Most of it is students from Southland, some are parents, friends and people in the community."

You can find more information about the Red Cross program at the organization's website

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