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1035, 05 Feb 18

West Bend Senior Petitions for Volunteer Cords at Graduation

This seems like kind of a neat idea. It does open a door for having a cord for everything, but that’s a bridge to cross another day.

Feb. 4, 2018 – West Bend, WI – A West Bend West High School senior is trying her best to make a difference.  Serenity Krueger is collecting signatures on an idea to allow students with more than 100 hours of volunteering to receive a cord at graduation.

Krueger’s petition to West Bend High School administration is on  it’s titled, ‘Allow volunteer cords at graduation.

When you walk into a High School, you are welcomed by a wide assortment of students. Athletes, Honor/AP students, Humanitarians and so many more different groups of students. So why at the biggest event of our school careers, are only the athletes or scholarly kids given awards or shown any kind of respect at graduation. We are here to change graduation to encompass the whole of the West Bend High School. Our goal is to introduce volunteerism cords to graduation to showcase the huge amount of volunteerism that is within our school.  To achieve this cord, a student must meet the requirement of having at least 100 documented hours of volunteering in the community. Overall, this will achieve a more willingness to volunteer around the community for students as well as a sense of involvement and belonging in the school.

Krueger approached Lois Pellegrini, head of the College and Career Center at the West Bend High Schools. “She sent an email to administration, I think Mr. Schlass, and they told me ‘no because graduation is about academics,’” said Krueger.


1035, 05 February 2018


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