Allow Durant High School Honor Society Members to Wear Cords Earned by Their Membership
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The work that students put in to their extracurricular activities is derived from passion and hard work, penciled into the already full schedules of high school students. Work and school are obligations that one cannot ignore, but extracurriculars such as an Honor Society are often a large task that is taken on with vigor, an excitement for the impact made as a member. Most Honor Societies have prerequisites in order to join, some kind of proof to the merit of the student and their dedication to not just being a member, but an activist, be that in community service or elsewhere. Honor Society students excel in academics, extracurriculars, and community service, and are often shaped by these experiences into a well rounded adult by the end of their tenure. As seniors, it is a prodigious honor to walk across the graduation stage decorated to the highest degree, emphasizing the hard work and dedication put into their school and community. Unfortunately, it is Durant High School policy to only allow members of the National Honor Society to wear the cords they earned as they receive their diplomas.
As members of the National Art Honor Society, English National Honor Society, and the Spanish National Honor Society chapters at Durant, we hope to see the mass of students that have shown dedication to their Honor Societies walking across the stage in the ropes that accompany their clubs, as well.
We understand that giving cords to three additional clubs may open doors to the 70 other DHS clubs asking for them, but similar to the selection process for our clubs, the ones allowed ropes could be those who are nationally recognized as an Honor Society and have ropes worn across the country by other high school seniors. Not only would the students be proud to bear the rewards of their service on graduation day, but to the faculty and staff, administration and family in the audience, Durant High School would be represented as the highly committed and hardworking student body that it truly beholds.
In hopes of our impending 2018 graduation and generations after us, we, the students and scholars of the Durant High School Honor Societies, sign this petition for the honor of bearing the rewards of hard work and dedication that is held prodigiously within our school and our own values.
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