Ten years ago United Way began to partner with Pierce County High Schools to offer a High School Varsity Letter for community service. Now Pierce County is the only county in the United States to have every High School participate in the United Way High School Varsity Letter in Community Service program. This year 13 students from Steilacoom High School earned their Varsity Letter in Community Service. Each student performed a minimum of 145 hours of volunteer work. The activities ranged from helping at VBS, supervising students attending 6th grade camp, working at church missions, serving meals to homeless families, collecting food and even rebuilding Charlie’s Park in Steilacoom. The group of students includes 3 Seniors, 5 Juniors, 1 Sophomore and 4 Freshmen. There were 9 first time recipients, 2 second time recipients, 1 third time recipient and Senior, Sean Hobbs was receiving the award for the fourth time. The recipients represent multiple groups that are known for their good deeds including NHS, Key Club, Boy Scouts, FCCLA and five of the girls are members of the same Girl Scout Troop!