Silver Cord Service Program


The purpose of the West Liberty High School Silver Cord Program is to instill within students the importance of community service, and encourage students to be accountable for investing in their own education and in the community on a regular basis during their school years.

The Silver Cord Award is a distinguished volunteer service award available to West Liberty High School students.  Those students who complete 120 hours of community service by May 15 of their graduating year will receive the Silver Cord to wear at graduation.

It is important to note that students are expected to complete 30 hours each year.  A student cannot put off service learning hours until his or her senior year.  A 10th through 12th grade student may write a petition to earn up to, but no more, than 30 hours to make up for previously lost hours of service.

Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the West Liberty Silver Cord Program is to instill within students the importance of community service, and encourage students to be accountable for investing in their own education and in their community on a regular basis during their school years.

Who is eligible to participate?
9th through 12th grade students of West Liberty Community School District

Requirements
Students who complete 120 hours of community service fy May 15th of their graduation year will earn the Silver Cord to wear at graduation.  Students who complete at least 30 hours per year will be recognized annually on the Silver Cord display board.

  • Students must complete the required paperwork on time for volunteer hours to be counted.
  • Community service projects must be pre-approved by the Principal or designee to ensure that work qualifies.
  • Students may volunteer during summer and log hours to be submitted by September 15th.  The calendar year for Silver Cord runs from May 1st to May 15th of the following year.

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