How Do I Earn 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.

SIMPLY PUT:

*Sealbearer Requirements:

  • 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)

*100% Sealbearer 

  • 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)

*Seniors if you have any questions on your Sealbearer Status you can contact our Membership Coordinator Jinny Kim at (310) 844-8001 or jinny12321@gmail.com*

The Sealbearer Reception

Video courtesy of This Week in Torrance and Torrance CitiCable.