Galesburg H.S. Diploma Nazis Have Change of Heart, Give Students Their Rewards

If they would have apologized, it would have been better. – graduate 

Associated Press
June 6, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

GALESBURG, Ill. – Five students will get the diplomas they were denied when cheers erupted for them at a high school graduation, and school officials said Wednesday they would review a get-tough decorum policy.

Galesburg High School officials had said they would not hand over the keepsake diplomas unless they received apologies. But the stalemate over the diplomas and the media attention it attracted have taken valuable time and energy, they said.

“It is time for the good of the community, the school district, the families and the students involved to move on,” Superintendent Gene Denisar said in a written statement.

The diplomas were withheld because the school said cheering violated a school policy aimed at restoring graduation decorum. The students still were considered graduates on paper, but they didn’t have a diploma.

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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!”

3 thoughts on “Galesburg H.S. Diploma Nazis Have Change of Heart, Give Students Their Rewards

  1. These folks call themselves EDUCATORS> Oh my God. I would entrust my dog to these folks, no less the mind of a yoiung person.

    Whatever they are teaching them, is certainly not something I would want my choildren to learn.

  2. I graduated from this very school in the 90’s. I completed all my credits to finish school a semester early to avoid the red tape this school uses to snare students.

    My personal run-in with the Board of Education? I was expelled for having a cell phone on school grounds. I never used it in the school; it wasn’t even turned on. The Dean admitted even if it was locked in the trunk of my car I would have to be expelled per school policy.

    I hope the national attention this act brought to the Board makes them realize the negative effects their ridiculous policies have on students.

  3. WHO GIVES A CRAP IF THEY CHEERED TOO LOUDLY??? WHAT IS THAT REALLY GOING TO MATTER NEXT YEAR, NEXT MONTH, NEXT WEEK, TOMORROW, HELL 5 MINUTES FROM NOW??? IT IS NOT!!!

    STOP CONCENTRATING ON STUPID SMALL PETTY CRAP THAT DOESN’T MATTER!!

    WHO IN THE BLUE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO WITHHOLD A DIPLOMA FOR SOMEONE WHO LEGITIMATELY WORKED HARD FOR IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER????

    WHOEVER MADE THE DECISION TO WITHHOLD THE DIPLOMAS IS A WORTHLESS PIECE OF **** AND SHOULD BE FIRED!!!

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