Valedictorian In Amite Denied Walk Across Stage At Graduation [VIDEO]
A student at Amite High School was not allowed to walk across the stage on graduation night because he has facial hair. Oh, that student was the valedictorian of the class.
The young man, Andrew Jones, maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, but when it came to walking with his class on graduation night he was denied because of the hair on his face.
The school warned students that they would not be able to walk for graduation if they did not shave, and Jones elected to not shave his face. He says he went the entire school year with facial hair, but when it came time for graduation that's when the school/district decided to enforce the policy.
Several of this Jones' classmates did shave so that could walk on graduation night. The valedictorian says that he has photos with the same superintendent of schools, while sporting facial hair, that denied him on graduation night.
Jones will attend Southeastern Louisiana University on a full-paid scholarship.
I ask, what do you think about the school's decision here? Should they have allowed this young man to walk or did he punish himself by not electing to shave? Let us know how you feel in the comment section below.
See what Jones and his family have to say about this issue clicking HERE.