Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Silver Chord Program at WHS

CHEROKEE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL SILVER CORD PROGRAM

“I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR DESTINY WILL BE, BUT ONE THING I KNOW; THE ONLY ONES AMONG YOU WHO WILL BE REALLY HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO WILL HAVE SOUGHT AND FOUND HOW TO SERVE.”  -ALBERT SCHWEITZER

 SINCE SERVICE IS A VALUABLE PART OF EVERYONE’S LIFE, WE ARE TRYING TO HELP BUILD THAT ATTITUDE WHILE OUR STUDENTS ARE AT WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. THE SILVER CORD PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO BECOME CONTRIBUTING CITIZENS. THIS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES STUDENTS THAT HAVE VOLUNTEERED 140 HOURS DURING THEIR HIGH SCHOOL YEARS WITH A SILVER CORD AT GRADUATION. THE CLASS OF 2013 INCLUDED FOUR INDIVIDUALS THAT ACCUMULATED OVER 280 YOURS OF SERVICE.

STUDENTS HAVE WORKED FOR CHURCHES, COMMUNITY GROUPS, SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS. SOME OF THEIR HOURS INCLUDED GENERAL LABOR, BABY SITTING DURING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES, SERVING MEALS, CLEAN-UP AFTER EVENTS, UNLOAD TRUCKS TO NAME A FEW OF THE VOLUNTEER JOBS.

THE ACTION OF VOLUNTEERING CAN BUILD A BETTER TOMORROW BY BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY TODAY.

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