THE SPECIAL DECISION ONLY A FRESHMAN CAN MAKE
Knights and Ladies is open to new members in the Fall of the school year. Sometimes, membership for the next school year is made available in the Spring. During the initial membership drive in the Fall, a Freshman can join. At that time, you can decide whether to try for the Seal of Distinction. If this is your choice, you must fill out the application and return it at that time. The club advisor must be notified during your freshman year that the Seal of Distinction is your intention. Information about the Seal of Distinction is included below, along with the application.
Q: WHAT IS THE SEAL OF DISTINCTION?
A: The Seal of Distinction is a seal that is placed on your diploma.
Q: HOW DO YOU EARN THE SEAL?
A: The seal is earned by doing 60 hours of community service for each of the four years of high school. You must also be an active member of the Knights and Ladies community service club.
Q: WHAT IS THE KNIGHTS AND LADIES COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB?
A: This is McQueen High School's community service club that meets once per month. Meetings are mandatory. A minimum of 10 of the 60 hours completed must be with Knights and Ladies activities.
Q: WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
or, students new to McQueen with documentation of community service completed.
Q: WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE?
A: Applications are available in the Fall and sometimes, in the Spring. Listen for announcements.
Q: CAN I USE HOURS THAT I ACCUMULATED BEFORE I JOINED THE CLUB?
A: With proper documentation, 30 hours accumulated over the previous summer can be sued towards your seal, and all can be used for your total hour accumulation in the club.
Q: IF I DO NOT DO 60 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ONE YEAR, CAN I DO MORE THE NEXT YEAR?
A: No. The deal is 60 hours per year. However, if you do not get the 60, you are welcome to stay in the club and do community service. Of course, you can always do more than 60 hours in one year.
Here is the application for the Seal of Distinction. This is a PDF. Download it, print it and return it to the advisor as soon as possible during your freshmen year and before the last meeting of the calendar year for Knights and Ladies.
Application for Seal of Distinction