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Each Belle is responsible for the cost of her own antebellum dress and accessories. A two-year term fee of $230.00 is required for all incoming Belles and is due the night of orientation. During her time of service, each Belle will be required to continue to be a resident of the City of Hoover; be continuously enrolled in school; maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5; and participate in a minimum of thirty (30) hours of community service through the Hoover Belle program during her two-year term. A certificate will be issued at the completion of her term of service. Should a Belle fail to complete a minimum of thirty hours of community service or fail to participate appropriately, a letter of notification will be sent to her parent/guardian stating she may be ineligible to receive the Certificate and/or the Senior Gift and she may not be included in any farewell plans. All Belles (juniors and seniors) are required to attend (and wear name tag to) a Back-to-School function, normally held on the first Sunday in August following the beginning of the new school year. Invitations will be mailed with time and location. In addition, each Hoover Belle will be required to sign and honor the Hoover Belle Pledge, as follows. Conduct outside of this standard will be reviewed by the Hoover Belle Committee and may be deemed as cause for dismissal from the Hoover Belles. The purpose of the Hoover Belle Pledge is not to restrict parents’ authority but to insure Hoover Belles are not involved in inappropriate, underage activities.
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As a Hoover Belle, I am viewed as a leader in the community who represents the City of Hoover and charitable organizations as their hostess. I pledge to be responsible and dependable and will conduct myself with integrity, exhibiting outstanding character and moral conduct at all times. I understand this will include any of my postings on social media.
I pledge to be drug, alcohol, and tobacco free during my two-year term as a Hoover Belle. I will not have any of these substances on my person, nor will I cause suspicion of or participate in any activities involving these substances.
I pledge to uphold school rules and regulations.
I realize it is my responsibility to uphold the high standards that have been set for me. If I am in violation of upholding this conduct standard set forth, the Hoover Belle Committee may review my conduct and determine what action will be taken.
I have read this information and agree to adhere to this Hoover Belle pledge. If a violation of this pledge results in a review of my actions, I understand that the Hoover Belle Committee’s verdict may result in the termination of the remainder of my term as a Hoover Belle.
Application forms will only be available for download from this site. When the application process begins each year, you will find dates, deadlines and other information on the Hoover Belle webpage and associated links.
Applications, and all accompanying materials, including the reference letters, must be placed in a sealed 9x12 envelope and returned to the Hoover Chamber of Commerce NO LATER THAN by 4:00 P.M. on date determined each year. The Chamber is located at 3000 Riverchase Galleria, Ste. 375, Hoover, AL 35244. The person returning the application must sign in so that we have a crosscheck to verify the return. Applicants will be required to attend an interview. You will be advised of your interview time. When the application process begins each year, you will find dates, deadlines and other information on the Hoover Belle webpage and associated links.
The last four digits of the Social Security number of the Belles chosen for the two year term will be posted on this website on date to be determined each year.