DUBOIS, CLEARFIELD COUNTY---Students at DuBois Area High School will now have to log 25 hours of community service before graduating.
Administrators initiated the new rule so students would get in touch with their community by giving back, but they also said community service looks great on college applications and could even help students get certain scholarships.
Not every student is thrilled about giving up some of their free time, but most of the students think it's a good idea.
"I think it'll be a really big asset to the community," said Allison Gilmore, a Junior at DuBois Area High School, "Just by getting the kids involved more, and getting our high school involved with everything out in the community."
Students said they hope that local organizations will get the help they need now they all their classmates are required to help.
However, students won't be able to procrastinate until the day before graduation and try to fit in 25 hours of service at the last minute; they'll have to log five hours during each of their first three years of high school and 10 hours during their Senior year to complete their community service requirement.