It’s just dumb. It’s petty. – Galesburg High School Honors Student
June 5, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
GALESBURG, Ill. – Five students denied diplomas after cheers erupted when their names were called at a high school graduation emerged empty-handed Tuesday from a meeting with school administrators.
The students and their families met briefly with Galesburg High School officials at an administration building, but they were again denied the diplomas because no one apologized to school officials for the cheers at the May 27 ceremony.
The students in the central Illinois town about 150 miles southwest of Chicago will still graduate and receive their transcripts, even if they don’t receive the keepsake diplomas.
School officials withheld the diplomas because they said the cheering violated a school policy aimed at restoring graduation decorum. Officials told the five female students and their parents Friday that they would hand over diplomas if they received apologies—even anonymously.
Note: The Nazi reference in headline refers to the TV sitcom Seinfeld episode about a man called the “Soup Nazi” because of the strict ordering, often exclaiming, “No soup for you!”
This Week’s Top Scrooge: At Galesburg High, kids are kids and school officials are out of control