On Tuesday, April 24, Bettendorf High School held the third annual community service letter awards ceremony.
Students were recognized for their service and dedication to both the high school and the community.
To earn a letter, students must complete a minimum of 50 hours of community service as well as completing a reflection paper on their service work. In addition to completing service work, 20 percent of the hours must benefit the Bettendorf Community School District to qualify for the community service letter. After completing the service letter, students have the opportunity to receive a service pin with every 100 hours of service completed each year.
This year, students Emily Kidwell, Leah Evans, and Joshua Turner earned their second service pin since having received the letter the first year the award was introduced.
For those interested in earning their service letter next year, students should start logging hours anytime following the previous ceremony. The due date for the hours has not been released but is to be expected in late April of 2019.
Students may count up to 12 hours a day for work with mission trips, camps, or volunteer trips. Service opportunities can also be found on the high school’s website under the students tab.