Floyd County Schools had 20 students from the 2018 graduation class to earn Blood Assurance’s Cord of Courage; 16 earning a Cord of Courage and four earning a Super Cord of Courage. The Cord of Courage program is designed to recognize a student’s lifesaving efforts throughout his/her high school career.

“We are extremely proud of the commitment and dedication it takes from these students to earn their Cords of Courage. Our community depends on the blood provided by local donors, and our students make a significant impact. One in seven blood donations are given by high school students, and without these students our local blood supply would suffer,” said Mandy Perry, Community Liaison for Blood Assurance.

Donations are awarded certain points, and if a student has 6-9 points they will receive a Cord of Courage, 10 or more points a Super Cord of Courage. To learn more about Blood Assurance’s Cord of Courage program, please visit: 


The 2018 Floyd County Schools Cord of Courage recipients are:

Peppered High School: Brandi Waters*, Story Vernon, Bailey Carlisle and Emily Shiflett
Model High School: Alana Carroll*, Skylar Robinson, Draven Walsh, Candice Peeler
Coosa High School: Kaitlyn Brock, Kelsey Robinson
Armuchee High School: Savannah Poole*, Megan Edwards*, Lauren Hamilton, Janna Early, Diana Lopez, Shy Mendoza
Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy: Remington Wade, Ansley McDaniel, Reagan Kiser, Baylee Wright