By Kim West
Being a principal has a myriad of responsibilities but there are also some perks to being the top administrator.
For Tanner High School Principal Billy Owens, one of the positives is being the first to sign up for the annual blood drive sponsored by the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter.
On Wednesday afternoon in the gymnasium lobby, Owens sipped a soft drink as a Red Cross technician collected a unit of blood, and a roving yearbook photographer snapped candid shots.
After rolling up the sleeve of his light green sweater, a grinning Owens bounded off the donor gurney and began an enthusiastic search for his donor T-shirt.