CCHS Honor Court - History
In the fall of 2005, some of the CCHS Beta Club students began to voice concern over widespread incidents of academic dishonesty and cheating amongst the student body. The Beta Club invited the school's principal, Dr. Harper Donahoe, to come to a meeting and speak to the club regarding their concern. At that meeting, Dr. Donahoe addressed concerns and gave his permission for concerned students to pursue establishing a school honor court. Senior Kelli Daffron began researching honor courts on university and high school campuses. Miss Daffron spent the better part of the school year researching and putting together a proposal for such an honor court. She worked closely with faculty members Valerie A. Person and Tricia R. Daffron to revise and polish a proposal that would be accepted by both Currituck County High School's Administration as well as Currituck County School's Central Office Administration.
In the spring of 2006, the CCHS Honor Court was established. At that time, Kelli and a few other senior Beta members formed a committee to review applications from students interested in serving on the Honor Court. The court was selected and named by the end of the school year. Although Kelli graduated in 2006, she was concerned enough to make a positive difference in her high school alma mater.
In the fall of 2006, the new Honor Court members met and began developing the protocols for how the court would actually function. Students developed forms and discussed the need for a school-wide honor code.
Led by students such as Shannon Beamon, David Daffron (younger brother of Kelli), Sydney Kirk, and Christina Norton, the court worked hard at writing and revising an honor code for the school. The current honor code at CCHS was entirely written by STUDENTS (not teachers), an important point to note. In the spring of 2007, the court began receiving referrals and heard its first case.