Honoring Community Service
In its work to create both lifelong learners and lifelong citizens, and in cooperation with the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce and the Muskogee Nonprofit Resource Center, Muskogee High School has created an honor for those students dedicated to serving their community. Students who serve 300 or more hours of service over the course of their studies at MHS will be designated as Rougher 300 honorees during their graduation commencement ceremony.
In order for MHS students to be granted service hours to qualify for the Rougher 300, the following criteria must be met:
- Service activities are done on behalf of others (not including immediate family members or Court mandated hours).
- The primary intent of the activity is to aid and assist others for the good of the community and mankind.
- No compensation (grade, class credit, monetary or other) has been given.
- Service activities may be done outside the school day, during unscheduled time, or certain activities done within the school day that are voluntary and not tied to academics (activities approved by the selection committee).
- The acts of service must promote the values incorporated in the Muskogee High School Mission Statement.
In keeping with these criteria, contributions that students make to both the school and the greater community can be recognized for entry into the Rougher 300. In addition to recognition of Seniors during Graduation, the Chamber, the Nonprofit Resource Center, and MHS have partnered to recognize all students who meet certain benchmarks in community service.