Community service

Willie Stewart Community Service Scholarship Honors 11 Pierce County High School Seniors |

The Willie Stewart Annual Community Service Scholarship honored Pierce County High School recipients end of June 11. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the program, which recognizes a number of Pierce County high school students who demonstrate strong volunteer commitment to their community.

United Way has partnered with Willie Stewart for the scholarship’s 22-year history to celebrate Pierce County high school students most dedicated to community service.

This year’s cohort is drawn from high schools across the county, including Charles Wright Academy, Bethel High School, Bonney Lake High School, Dr. Dolores Silas High School, Lakes High School and Rogers High School.

Recipients were selected based on their leadership, impact, service, and commitment to service beyond high school. The students completed nearly 5,800 combined hours of community service. Two students have completed more than 1,000 hours on their own.

United Way and local leader Willie Stewart donated $2,500 to each scholarship recipient. Recipients will use their scholarships to help pay for tuition at colleges and universities nationwide.

This year’s winners are Cannon Combs, Taylor Galbreath, Shanalyn Goulding, Kylie Hammett, Kaelen Hoseth, Isha Hussein, Jessica Konop, Alison McDougall, Julia Odhiambo, Zana Stewart and Braden Wesenburg.