Pioneer Services Recognizes Middle School Service Project with Educational Scholarship

Student gathers 500 letters for deployed military, receives surprise recognition

Student_Service_RecognitionPioneer Services had the privilege of recognizing a Vista, California, middle school student for her eighth grade class service project recently. As part of a letter-writing campaign for A Million Thanks, this young woman gathered more than 500 letters to deployed service members from her schoolmates. She dropped them off at Pioneer’s Oceanside office, which is a regional drop-off location for this national nonprofit. Her story was inspiring, and the company wanted to do something to recognize her leadership and efforts.

On June 6, in coordination with her principal, teacher and service advisor, Pioneer’s Oceanside office manager and the company’s local military relations manager presented Sarah H. with a letter of achievement, a $1,000 educational scholarship honor, and a Pioneer “challenge coin” at a school assembly. The company also arranged for the national executive director of A Million Thanks to attend and present, where he recognized both Sarah’s and Pioneer’s support for the military community.

Sarah’s appreciation and gratitude to our nation’s service members is inspiring. Her parents, classmates and teachers should be proud of the letter-writing campaign she initiated, as well as the two scholarships for children of fallen heroes that her hard work has now funded.

It is Pioneer’s hope that Sarah and her schoolmates have learned an early lesson in life – that working to make a difference can not only be rewarding, but on occasion can also be rewarded.