Emma Bourdeau – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS community service forms have been updated to fit new state guidelines to address student working hours.

On Jul. 25, 2022, FL Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that made paid work hours, along with service hours, eligible for a Bright Futures scholarship.

That means Mustangs can now turn in their working hours instead of volunteer hours.

Senior Jessica Kobetitsch said, “I really appreciate that working students are being recognized and even though I don’t have the time to volunteer as much in the community I am still recognized for my work.”

Mustangs need 75 community service hours for the Medallion level scholarship and a 3.5 Grade Point Average (GPA). They need 100 hours for the Scholar level, which requires a 4.0 BF GPA.

Mustangs can use 100 paid work hours, instead of community service hours, to qualify for either.

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LRHS school counselor Melissa Alter said, “The new District forms with the work hour verbiage were just updated on our website.  Go to “Parents & Students” at the top and then “Community Service.”  Then you’ll see the updated forms/guidelines once you join the Schoology course as directed.” 

Mustangs can find the updated forms here as well as through the College and Career Advising and Resources Schoolgy course.