Do you volunteer? …No? Well, now it’s not really a choice.
Ledyard High School, following examples set by other southeastern CT schools is now implementing a community service requirement for graduation.
The new policy will require a minimum of 100 volunteer hours throughout your four years of high school. This is expected to help seniors stand out on their college and job applications. Who will people hire, the straight A student or the B student who spent every weekend for two years volunteering at Backus Hospital?
The new requirement will not only help students stand out, but is expected to improve their characters and expose them to real-world experiences. Face it, high school isn’t anything like the real world, so it’s time to get out there and start making waves!
Starting with the graduating class of 2019, the policy will go into place August 2018. If you are in need of volunteer ideas, keep an eye out for the morning announcements.
Megan Rosen, Staff Writer
Senior Megan Rosen is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She participates in the varsity tennis team and PALESTRA at LHS. When she is not in her constant state of sleepiness, you can find her eating a plethora of Mexican or breakfast foods while watching Food Network, although she could never cook a thing herself. After school, she enjoys browsing Pinterest and hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio and Ezra Fitz, her cats, as they are better than most people. After high school she hopes to finally escape Connecticut after a long 17 years and attend High Point University to pursue psychiatry, or maybe she’ll change her major as much as she changes her favorite TV show…
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This is a fantastic idea! So many people will benefit from this type of program. It also give people a boost of self esteem as they learn what they are capable of and how to grow in the real world. This should be a mandatory requirement for EVERYONE! Great to see Ledyard moving in such a positive direction.