Council plans more events as deadline nears

By Alice Phillips

As the May 27 deadline to complete community service nears, 596 out of 860 students have not yet completed their community service requirement, according to the list posted in the Chalmers hallway, approximately 69 percent of the student body.

“There are groups of 10 to 15 kids who did individual projects that aren’t in our computer database,” Father J. Young said about possible discrepancies in the list.

“I knew that something like this was going to happen,” said Young. “It’s in the nature of students, and adults too, for that matter, to procrastinate and scramble to finish these things at the last minute. That’s part of the reason why we have so many events [this upcoming month].”

Currently the Community Council has eight events planned before the deadline for students to fulfill their requirement. Seniors who do not complete the community service requirement will not be permitted to graduate.

However, if students do not take initiative and plan events for themselves, not all students will be able to fulfill the requirement. The April 19 Dockweiler Beach cleanup was oversubscribed so the Community Council had to turn down over half of the students who turned in forms.

“There were a lot of community service events at the beginning of the school year that were undersubscribed, and it was never the intention of the Council to have enough spots to serve the entire student body,” Young said.