Leanna connected to Communities in Schools of Tacoma through our 2015-2016 Stuff the Bus Campaign. She was a superstar volunteer who connected very quickly to our site coordinator, Mrs. Tracy. Leanna went on to participate in our after school tutoring where she was able to bring her Pre-Calculus grade up with the help of her tutor, Ms. Carol. Leanna has been a recipient of our Winter Wish Program, she attended our Legislative Day down in Olympia, and she was a part of our CIS H.I.R.E. Internship Program in the summer of 2016.

Leanna has also developed her leadership skills in our Tastes of Service Club and Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy, where members will each earn at least 20 community service hours working on local and global projects to fulfill the WE Schools Campaign. In her senior year, Leanna flourished even more–she was named one of Tacoma’s Daffodil Princesses and was accepted to her dream school, University of Puget Sound, with a full ride scholarship! She graduated in June 2018 and is currently attending the university studying criminal justice.