How do I become a Sealbearer?
Sealbearers are seniors who have earned the highest recognition from West High's chapter of the California Scholarship Federation.
A CSF member becomes a Sealbearer with four semesters of membership in CSF, one of which must be using senior year’s grades. These semesters are determined only from the second semester of sophomore year through the second semester of senior year. Although freshman grades do not count toward the Sealbearer award, freshmen are strongly encouraged to join at the start of second semester.
Sealbearers receive special distinction with a CSF pin and seal on their diploma.
In addition, members who have at least two semesters of active membership among the four required to be a Sealbearer are designated as "Active Sealbearers," and receive a golden cord and tassel to wear at graduation.
Members who have six semesters of membership and at least two semesters of active membership among the six will be recognized as 100% Sealbearer.
To earn active membership, members must accumulate 40 volunteer points over the course of a semester.
4 semesters of membership
Semesters be between 2nd semester sophomore year to 2nd semester senior year
One semester must use senior year grades
*Chord and Tassel Requirements (Active Sealbearer Requirements)
Must fulfill the aforementioned Sealbearer requirements
In addition, must have at least 2 semesters of active membership (40 points/semester) (does not have to be from senior year)
6 semesters of membership
Semesters between 1st semester sophomore year to 2nd semester senior year
Must have at least 2 semesters of active membership (40 points/semester)