June 2, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) United Way of Washtenaw County awarded 16 local students with a varsity letter from their local high school in recognition of outstanding community service during the school year at an awards ceremony held on June 2, 2016.
The Varsity Letter in Community Service recognizes high school students for their outstanding volunteer work during the year by presenting them with a high school specific varsity letter in community service. Students participating in the program complete 145 hours of volunteer work and their hours are verified by the Labor Participation Committee.
Each year one participating senior is selected for a $1,000 scholarship by the Huron valley Labor Council. This year Waleed Vaid from Skyline was selected for his outstanding community volunteer contributions.
Other students earning their varsity letter include:
Andrew “Mac” Guise: Dexter HS
Alison Schulte: Greenhills School
Rachel Drogs: Greenhills School
Melanie Stewart: Greenhills School
Trip Apley: Skyline HS
Thomas Cohn: Skyline HS
Christopher Morgan-Martin: Skyline HS
Kareem Shunner: Skyline HS
Yunfei Ma: Skyline HS
Elijah Kline: Skyline HS
Waleed Vaid: Skyline HS
Bhuvna Murthy: Huron HS
Mairead Erhardt: Huron HS
Laura Grosh: Huron HS
Anisha Moorthy: Huron HS
Taylor Erhardt: Huron HS
Jim Pedersen and Ian Robinson from the local labor council along with United Way President Pam Smith were on hand to recognize the students and pass out awards.
“We are delighted to recognize these students for their outstanding achievements in community service – more than 3,000 hours in less than one year! Truly amazing work!” shared Pam Smith, United Way president.
About United Way of Washtenaw County
As part of our 95 year history, the United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, agencies and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. Our focus areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability provide the building blocks to strengthen the community and create opportunities for individuals and families. The Volunteer Center creates an easy online way for people to connect with nonprofits in the community and the 211 helpline serves more than 8,000 people annually to connect them to critically needed services. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit uwgive.org.