7/7/2020 12:03:00 PM Students earn letters for community service
ive Stewartville High School socially distanced students, each of whom earned a varsity letter for community service for 2019-20, include, front row, from left, Hunter Olson and Allison Ruter. Back row, from left, Alyssa Jones, Bryttin Henderson and Isaac Harreld.
Traditionally, high school students earn varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, tennis or a number of other sports. But for four years now, Stewartville High School students in grades nine through 12 have had the opportunity to earn a letter for their community service. Alyssa Jones, Hunter Olson, Isaac Harreld, Bryttin Henderson and Allison Ruter, students at SHS, have all earned a varsity letter by serving their community in a variety of ways in 2019-20. United Way of Olmsted County, which partners with Olmsted County schools to recognize students for their volunteer efforts, announced the recipients in a June 23 news release. Joyce Stacy, a former family and consumer science teacher at Stewartville High School, is the volunteer coordinator of the program. To qualify for the letter, students must volunteer 145 hours or more in a given year, the news release says... For more on this story pick up your copy of the July 7 Stewartville STAR.