Western Dubuque High School at Epworth
Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
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Senior Scholar Award
Western Dubuque High School is offering the Senior Scholar Award and the Silver Cord Program, starting with the class of 2020, to be recognized at their graduation. Seniors who have met the following criteria will wear a stole and silver cord at the graduation ceremony and will be recognized in the graduation program as a recipient of the Senior Scholar Award.

  • Graduate with at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA

  • Earn a college readiness score on each of the ACT tests. (English = 18, Math = 22, Reading = 22, Science = 23) Students can use any of the practice tests given at WDHS/CHS in grades 10 or 11 or from any actual ACT test. It is the student's responsibility to provide their high school with any actual ACT test taken.

  • Senior Scholars must be a Silver Cord recipient which means they have completed 120 hours of community service while in high school. It is the student's responsibility to submit these community service hours each year to the office. Students can also earn community service hours by being involved in high school leadership activities, excluding sports, up to a maximum of 15 hours per year.

Silver Cord Award can be earned by any student who completed the required number of community service hours. Students who did not earn the other two criteria in the Senior Scholar program will wear a silver cord at graduation.

*See the Silver Cord Program link for more information regarding Silver Cord requirements located under Student links.
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