Controversy sparks over requirements for North Augusta High School Seniors

Controversy sparks over requirements for North Augusta High School Seniors

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - Some students expressed outrage when they were faced with a message on Facebook:

It said in order to get their graduation and senior breakfast tickets - they needed to meet three requirements.

"I understand that they're pushing us to want to do something, but they can't make us," comments Tykedra Simmons, NAHS Senior. "I don't think it's fair; some people don't know what they're going to do after high school."

Students need to show their post-graduation plans that included proof of a job, proof of military enlistment... or college enrollment.

Aiken County School Board officials say they do not support the idea of not giving students graduation tickets."The provision that some of our schools have used as a motivator that graduation tickets would be withheld is not something that our school district came up with, it's not something that our school district leadership stands behind," said Mary Glene. But, she does say the message was only to motivate the students to push themselves even after graduation. "Our role with them doesn't just end when they walk the stage at graduation. We've had them a long time, we take responsibility for their future and we want them to achieve success when they leave us." And some parents agree.

"As a father, I think a lot of parents should push their kids to really learn and understand what they're going to do after high school," says Charles Hoover.

This matter is being looked into and is said to change soon.


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