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COMMUNITY SERVICE MAY BE REQUIRED

In future years, Starpoint High School seniors may have to give a little bit back to the community if they want to graduate.

Principal Gil Licata said school officials "are considering making (participation in community service projects) a graduation requirement as early as next year."

He presented the idea Monday to the Starpoint School Board, which reacted positively.

Many Starpoint students already get involved in service projects through the school, Licata said. "Our advisers are working with students to do different types of community services like getting together with the Red Cross for a blood drive. During the Thanksgiving holiday, we did baskets for the needy. We sent letters to our troops (in the Middle East)," Licata said.

Licata said each of the high school classes and other school organizations take on some form of charity or community service projects during the year.

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