Community Service Hours
A student who plans to further their education after their high school experience, or students who plan to enter the workforce are in need of a well-rounded experience during their high school years. Only requiring students to complete academic requirements to receive a diploma at Pomeroy High School does the student and our community a disservice. Students can learn so much more by interacting with community members in need or helping organizations help others by volunteering their time. Service to one’s community is an important aspect of life and education as described by President Obama. Our students deserve the opportunity to learn from this type of experience even if they would not choose it on their own.
Therefore we propose that students from Pomeroy High School be required to serve their community as part of their graduation requirement. Students attending post-secondary education opportunities would be more competitive for scholarships with more community service hours as part of their service to their community. Students not furthering their education but entering the workforce would benefit from determining what type of job they may want or not want. As an added benefit, working for and with community organizations can be a positive addition to a resume. All, students and community members, will benefit from this requirement as we become closer as a community when we serve each other.
To graduate from High School you must complete at least 10 hours of volunteer service. Please download, print, and complete this worksheet for each volunteer service activity that you finish, and turn into the High School Office.