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Date: 08/20/12 07:00 AM

24 Responses to Oklahoma Valedictorian Fights For Diploma

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    Link: Oklahoma Valedictorian Fights For Diploma - School withholds her diploma despite making straight As and having a 4.0 GPA. Why?Because she said `HELL` in her speech
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2012 at 7:27 am
    This is why we need more religion in schools. Then kids will learn that H-E-double hockey sticks is a naughty word.
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    briandarf Male 40-49
    146 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 7:31 am
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2012 at 7:39 am
    @briandarf: It`s called adblock, get it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 7:50 am
    WTH?!
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 20, 2012 at 7:55 am
    This is so moronic on the part of the principal it is hard to believe. A short word that is found in his (presumably) precious Bible, and simply means the counterpoint to heaven, is enough to merit withholding a diploma?! What the hell does he have for brains?
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    August 20, 2012 at 8:04 am
    Poor America It said `we care` on the sign. Double standards?
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1249 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 8:09 am
    That`s what she gets for mirroring something as stupid as Twilight.

    Seriously though, the school board members are being ridiculous. There is no good reason she shouldn`t receive her diploma. I wonder if anyone in the audience was offended. If so, too drating bad. I think the students should refuse to start classes in Sept until she gets it.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2012 at 8:29 am
    What exactly are the laws regarding issuing of diplomas anyway? I`m sure it varies by state, but to withhold a diploma because of something that asinine you must have some legal grounds to, right?
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Saying hell got dirty looks from teachers but was not considered a bad word. For the sake of college I`d suck it up and apologize anyways, especially after all her hard work but I can also understand why she doesn`t want to. She shouldn`t have to.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2012 at 9:07 am
    This is what happens when you watch Twilight.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2012 at 9:07 am
    Let`s complain more about religious people you never actually encounter in day-to-day life in America.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 9:55 am
    Anyone who has a 4.0 knows that so much of that last .3 is just jumping through the inane little hoops set up by people less intelligent that you. Never stand on principle when your academic career is on the line. Suck it up, apologize, and never look back at that silly little provincial town.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2012 at 9:56 am
    That is ridiculous. No college would deny her anyway. She jsut needs to talk with the dean of whatever school she wants to get into and explain the situation, show the dean her scores, and i`m sure the dean would understand and perhaps even write a nasty letter to the school.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2012 at 10:03 am
    I`d write a curse-laden apology for using the word "hell" in a public speech. And sorry if you didn`t specify that my apology letter not be filled with insults on how c*nty your f`ing mom is.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Sounds like the School Board wants to get sued. They don`t have a leg to stand on. Who in this day and age gets offended by "hell". I`d think the adults would be relieved she didn`t use something worse.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Check it out: the name of their football team is "The Red Devils" with satanic mascot, complete with devil horns and goatee: http://www.prague.k12.ok.us/page/1078
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 10:50 am
    Send the superintendent an email: [email protected]
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    August 20, 2012 at 11:50 am
    The south is so ass-backwards.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    does she need the actual certificate are her scores not kept digitally?
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    August 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    One to the people referring to its her fault for mirroring twilight no one but the news channel said that. So it may of not even been intentional. I know the saying how the hell do i know existed way before that.

    Two i highly doubt any college will deny her.

    Third there are many many many MANY people getting high school diplomas that in no way shape or form deserve them now a days(looks at some of idiots who get in on athletic scholarships and barely pass bs classes) Sad she is getting hassled over the word hell. Even funnier giving their mascot.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Reason #406 to abolish public schools.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    what the fu.ck is this world coming to
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 21, 2012 at 7:30 am
    Reason #406 to abolish public schools.
    Schools being public isn`t the problem. Not sure if I`ve ever heard of something like that happening here. I`d blame prudish whiny people who enjoy being offended by everything.

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