In yet another further illustration of the pussification of America, students at Plano High School in Texas were told that despite putting in a lot of hard work National Honor Society members can’t wear their regalia at graduation.
Why? Basically because it might hurt the poor sensitive feelings of other students who didn’t earn that honor.
Garrett Frederick has been a National Honor Society member since his sophomore year, dedicating himself to maintaining a high GPA and performing community service hours.
“I’m not just an honor student — I’m an NHS student. I worked hard. I put in the hours,” Frederick said, explaining that he committed to 20 hours of community service every semester.
National Honor Society members frequently wear white satin stoles with an NHS seal during graduation ceremonies to mark their commitment.
Until recently, Frederick thought he’d be able to wear one.
“I was really looking forward to wearing it and being able to say I was a part of it, because I have friends that go to [Plano East High School] and [Plano West High School], and they’re all wearing it,” he said. “So it’s like, I don’t know why we’re not allowed to wear it. I don’t get it.”
The reason you don’t get it, Garrett, is because it’s stupid and you are obviously a very smart person.
Frederick’s mom was also upset and was told by a National Honor Society sponsor that school administrators “want everyone to feel included in graduation and not single students out.”
Meanwhile, other schools in the area, Plano West and Plano East High Schools, have zero problem with NHS students wearing their stoles at graduation. Go figure.
Oh well, perhaps next year everyone at Plano High School can just receive one of those sweet participation trophies so everybody’s happy.
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