The American Red Cross of Northern New York is pleased introduce to the Central New York Region its two new Community Visibility interns from Jefferson Community College.
Breanna Scott (left), 20, is a 2011 graduate of Carthage High School in Carthage (Jefferson County). A Human Services Major at Jefferson Community College (JCC), Breanna works part-time at McDonald’s in Carthage and is a Supply Specialist for the United States Army Reserve. Breanna would like to be a veteran’s affairs counselor or high school guidance counselor.
Cheyenne Rhone (right), 19, is a 2012 graduate of LaFargeville Central School in LaFargeville (Jefferson County). She’s also a Human Services Major at JCC and works seasonally for The Gals Place in Clayton. Cheyenne would like to be an adolescent chemical dependence counselor or social worker.
We are excited to announce that Breanna and Cheyenne have launched the first Red Cross Club in Jefferson County. The JCC Red Cross Club, which started just two months ago, already has seven members, including Cheyenne and Breanna. Cheyenne is the club’s President, while Breanna serves as Vice President.
On Oct. 18-19, Cheyenne and Breanna attended the first annual “Collegiate Leadership Institute” in Ithaca, where they met Red Cross Club members from around the Central New York Region, learned new skills, participated in team-building exercises and formed new friendships.
On Oct. 26-27, the JCC Red Cross Club was invited to participate in the annual “Boo at the Zoo” at Thompson Park in Watertown. The American Red Cross’ “Ready Rabbit” handed out 200 flyers with Trick-or-Treat safety tips and 11 bags of candy to little ghosts and goblins.
Capping a busy month, the JCC Red Cross Club assisted the JCC Student Activities Club at a blood drive Oct. 31 on campus. Breanna, Cheyenne, and other Red Cross Club members assisted with registration and canteen, while “Buddy the Blood Drop” entertained donors. The JCC Red Cross Club is moving full steam ahead, breaking ground for what will hopefully be a thriving, sustainable club at JCC for years to come.