Victor Senior High School’s boys varsity soccer team recently performed a series of community service projects involving local youth and businesses.

The team met with third-graders in coach Steve Fish’s class at Victor Primary School. Each player was assigned to a student for an interviewing project.

Students were encouraged to ask questions such as what it takes to be a student-athlete in high school, the difficulties of third grade and who each considers a role model. Each pair worked to create a Google slideshow about their partner on the school’s new laptop computers.

Fish, or organizes the annual project, said he loves to see and hear the conversations between the high school and primary students. Victor Soccer Boosters will invite each third-grader to watch a game, participate in pregame activities and eat pizza with their new friends.

The team assisted Victor Chamber of Commerce after Mitch Donovan, executive director, contacted athletic director Ron Whitcomb. Donovan needed help with moving 50 boxes to the basement, and Victor team captains immediately volunteered. Players traveled to the West Main Street office after finishing their interviews with the primary students.

The boys soccer teams recently participated in the 17th annual program practice, the first of the season. Varsity and junior varsity players were grouped with modified players to serve as mentors for the younger players. Goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards then worked on specific skills for their positions.

Players competed in small-sided games, and worked on shooting goals the next day. The teams enjoyed pizza, Gatorade and apples while discussing the expectations of being a student-athlete, the importance of making good choices and how being a positive citizen in the community makes a difference.

The program ended with a group picture in front of the school’s new concession stand.