Should students be forced to participate in Community Service Day?

Charlee Conroy, Staff Writer

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Community Service Day is coming up for Rose Hill High School, and everyone is pretty much required to participate in this event.  If a student does not participate in Community Service Day the student will sit in the auditorium the whole day doing nothing. I personally think that this is absurd, though Community Service is really important we should not be forced to do this service during school hours.  I mean this takes the part of volunteering out of community service, which is volunteer work. I understand that Community Service Day is helpful to kids who don’t want to do community service during their own free time, but isn’t the school enabling the students who have this mindset.  Community service should be volunteering not forced work with a punishment if you don’t participate.