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