Definition of Service Learning in Maryland Public Schools:
The Service-Learning Graduation Requirement was passed in 1992 by the Maryland State Department of Education. This requirement mandates that public school students earn a minimum of 75 hours of service-learning prior to graduation.
Definition of Meritorious* (mer-i-tawr-ee-uh-s)
Deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy: to recieve a gift for meritorious service.