WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Area Senior High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter recorded the most community service hours among the nation's FBLA chapters during the 2006-07 school year.
Faculty adviser Caroline Tassone said she knew the school was ranked No. 1 in the state, but was surprised when the announcement was made at the national convention.
The 150 members of the local chapter fulfilled 24,000 hours of community service in 2006-07, according to Tassone.
"This year, we're very close or surpassing that," Tassone said.
Among the volunteers dedicating hours to various causes are friends Nicole Salsgiver and Tiffany Kenote.
"We do 'Big Chiefs.' It's the school store," said Tiffany, 18.
"Someone needs to do it, and me and Tiffany can rely on each other," said Nicole, 17.
The seniors arrive each morning when the school's doors are first being unlocked for the day. They have gotten to know "the regulars" who purchase drinks such as hot chocolate and cappuccino before school.