Western Dubuque High School at Epworth
Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-3442
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Silver Cord Program

 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.

The Silver Cord program is a distinguished award available to high school students with the purpose of recognizing their out of school volunteer efforts. Silver Cord program participation is voluntary for all Western Dubuque High School students. Students who complete the required number of volunteer service hours will be recognized at their graduation by wearing a silver cord with their cap and gown and with special mention in the Commencement program.

Service Learning should provide real benefit to members of your community. Helping others can give you a feeling of great satisfaction and accomplishment. Additionally, many scholarship, grant, college and employment applications require you to provide documentation concerning your volunteer experiences. Service learning also strengthens the relationship between community and school. Americans have shaped their nation by their voluntary efforts: providing services, organizing political action, caring for the poor, reaching out to the disadvantaged, providing education, ensuring equality and civil rights for all citizens, and working for change. Because of these benefits, our high school has created the Silver Cord Program.

Silver Cord Requirements
Silver Cord recipients need to complete 120 hours of community service while in high school. 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. 
It is the student's responsibility to submit these community service hours each year by using the Reporting Hours link on the right. 
Follow the links on the right for more information.  
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