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Requirements

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Applications are due November 1.

Criteria for selection:

Leadership:

Exercise positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals and policies. Is able to delegate responsibilities. Exemplifies positive attitude. Demonstrates academic initiative. Holds school offices or positions of responsibility. Conducts business efficiently and effectively and is reliable, dependable, and carries tasks to completion. Demonstrates leadership in the classroom and at work. Attendance at school is about the average.

Service:

Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude. Participates in outside activities; volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged, church groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, etc. Volunteers dependable and well organized assistance to school and community organizations. Works well with others and is willing to take on the difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities. Responds positively to requested service to the school. Is willing to represent the class or school in the inter-class and inter-scholastic competition. Is willing to give personal time and effort organizations. Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.

Character:

Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously. Exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability). Upholds principles of morality and ethics such as honesty (avoids cheating and lying). Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc. Demonstrates strong values such as reliability, courtesy, and concern for others. Observes instructions, rules, and punctuality both inside and outside of the classroom. Uses class and study time efficiently.

Scholarship:

Maintains a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

Selection Process:

A five member faculty selection committee is appointed annually by the principal to evaluate the applications submitted by all junior and senior students maintaining a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Students must qualify for a minimum of 7 points on the leadership form and must complete a log of at least 40 of volunteer service work annually. Lastly, the character evaluation is aided by surveys of the entire faculty dealing with observed character demonstrated daily by these students during teachers' classroom lectures and study periods, organizational meetings, hallway free time, and athletic or activity practices and competitions. The selection committee members tabulated and verify results, thus, making final selections. Membership on this committee changes annually based on alternating two year and one year appointments and represents the entire curriculum. Students must re-qualify annually for scholarship, service, and leadership in order to maintain their membership.