Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service Awards
Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service Awards
Posted on 01/04/2021
Congratulations to 68 students who have earned a Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service amidst a pandemic.

This year marks the 5th year of students being able to earn a varsity letter in community service. What began in the 2016-17 school year, has now turned into tradition here in Puyallup. Our students and schools recognize the importance of giving back and modeling a ‘service above self’ life. Two times a year we honor students who have earned a varsity letter in volunteer service.

Students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible for this program and they must complete at least 150 hours of community service. This year that requirement was been adjusted to 75 hours. Students are then required to document volunteer experiences through pictures and video, and then submit a 250 to 500-word reflection essay on how their service has made an impact on their life and community. Students can receive a varsity letter for every 150 volunteer hours accumulated, up to a maximum of 2 letters in Volunteer Service per year.

Over time, these students have volunteered in a variety of activities. A number of school clubs - like Key Club, Interact Club, and Builders Club - exist in school to provide an opportunity to serve. In addition, all of our schools participate in March Gladness. The most recognizable manifestation of volunteer work in our district resulting in near to a hundred community service projects and opportunities. March Gladness –an effort through Community In Schools – is just another opportunity when students can practice service above self and make meaningful connections.

Congratulations to all our Volunteer Service Award recipients for your selfless efforts in making our community a better place.

Ballou Junior High
Amelia Tucker
Amelia Tucker
Grade 9


Kalles Junior High
McKenzie Heeb
McKenzie Heeb 
Grade 8
Connor Lance
Connor Lance
Grade 8
Kylee Priddy
Kylee Priddy
Grade 9


Stahl Junior High
Bailey Conner
Baylie Conner
Grade 9

Sophia Kong
Sophia Kong
Grade 9
Sovannah Kong
Sovannah Kong
Grade 9


Emerald Ridge High School
Jacqueline Cazares-Blas
Jacqueline Cazares-Blas

Grade 12
Elizabeth Cordes
Elizabeth Cordes
Grade 12
David Deatherage
David Deatherage
Grade 12
Yahir Gonzalez
Yahir Gonzalez
Grade 12
 
Sean Jellison
Sean Jellison
Grade 12
 
Hannah Lorenz
Hannah Lorenz
 
Grade 12
Connor Reschke
Connor Reschke
Grade 11
 
Allyson Rogoway
Ally Rogoway
Grade 10
 
Katelyn Yi
Katelyn Yi
 
Grade 12


Puyallup High School
Madelyn Allen
Madelyn Allen
Grade 12
Lauren Anderson
Lauren Anderson
Grade 12

Darya Baker
Darya Baker
Grade 11
 
Ella Bongat
Ella Bongat
Grade 11
 
Sarah Bradshaw
Sarah Bradshaw
 
Grade 11
Suzanne Champine
Suzanne Champine
Grade 11
 
Gurpreet Chatha
Gurpreet Chatha
Grade 10
 
Maiya Duck
Maiya Duck
 
Grade 12
Hannah Dunigan
Hannah Dunigan
Grade 11 
Ben Ebner
Ben Ebner
Grade 11
 
Giselle Flores
Giselle Flores
Grade 11
 
Arel Foster
Arel Foster
Grade 12
 
Jane Gorski
Jane Gorski
Grade 12
 
Makayla Hall
Makayla Hall
Grade 10
 
Maneet Kaur
Maneet Kaur
Grade 10
 
John Lee
John Lee
 
Grade 12
Jade Lewallen
Jayde Lewallen
Grade 12
 
Mankirat Mann
Mankirat Mann
 
Grade 10
Gurnoor Nagra
Gurnoor Nagra
 
Grade 10
Savannah Names
Savannah Names
 
Grade 12
Faith Nelson
Faith Nelson
Grade 12
Payton Nelson
Payton Nelson
Grade 11 
Khiley Paxoumthong
Khiley Paxoumthong
Grade 12
 
Aurora Philip
Aurora Philip
Grade 11
 
Danielle Poulin
Danielle Poulin

Grade 11
Rhys Shah
Rhys Shah

Grade 12
Abigail Swalling
Abigail Swalling
 
Grade 11
Abigail Tarekegn
Abigail Tarekegn
Grade 11
 
Maren Thompson
Maren Thompson
 
Grade 11
Mariah Thompson
Mariah Thompson
 
Grade 11
Ashlynn Tibbot
Ashlynn Tibbot
 
Grade 11
Millie Tran
Millie Tran
Grade 12
 
Jason Warren
Jason Warren
 
Grade 11
Alicia Warren
Alicia Warren
 
Grade 12
Kara Welborn
Kara Welborn
 
Grade 11
Tahlia Williamson
Tahlia Williamson
 
Grade 12
Brynn Zehnder
Brynn Zehnder
Grade 12
 


Rogers High School
Kaylee Carver
Kaylee Carver
Grade 10

Donavan Doan
Donavan Doan
Grade 12
 
Alyssa Fortson
Alyssa Fortson
Grade 11
 
Emilio Ganchorre
Emilio Ganchorre
 
Grade 11
Borey Kong
Borey Kong
 
Grade 11
Isaac Looker
Isaac Looker
 
Grade 11
Jacob McGowan
Jacob McGowan
 
Grade 11
Vy Nguyen
Vy Nguyen
Grade 12
Olivia Poyfair
Olivia Poyfair
 
Grade 11
Justin Shaw
Justin Shaw
Grade 12
 
Melia Shoot
Melia Shoot
 
Grade 11
Andon Tucker
Andon Tucker
 
Grade 10
Daniel-Elijah Valverde
Daniel-Elijah Valverde
Grade 12