Tuesday, May 17, 2005

School rules top student can't receive valedictorian

MSNBC.com Article - Another example of how zero-tolerance and strict adherence to school rules holds students in contempt, Kingwood High School in the Houston area has refused to award its top pupil, Karen Scherr, its valedictorian distinction. The reason is because at the beginning of her junior year, Karen was in Oklahoma being treated for anorexia nervosa. Kingwood rules state that a student must be enrolled in classes in the first twenty days of a school year to be considered a valedictorian. The student body, even the young man who will receive the award now, has asked the school to give Karen what she deserves, and the school has refused.


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