Friday, June 1, 2007

Ill. Students Lose Diplomas Over Cheers

Posted at

Caisha Gayles graduated with honors last month, but she is still waiting for her diploma. The reason: the whoops of joy from the audience as she crossed the stage.

Gayles was one of five students denied diplomas from the lone public high school in Galesburg after enthusiastic friends or family members cheered for them during commencement.

I thought that diplomas were awarded for academic achievements, not for the behavior of the crowd during commencement. The punishment seems rather extreme and unrelated to the issue.

No comments: