High School Draws Criticism for Not Letting Marine Walk during Graduation While in Uniform
May 23, 2016 - School Uniform
A suburban Chicago propagandize district is underneath glow after propagandize officials refused to let a high propagandize tyro travel during graduation given she was wearing a troops uniform instead of a tip and gown.
According to students, McHenry High School West Campus did not let Megan Howerton, a U.S. Marine, travel during a school’s graduation rite Thursday night, citing a dress formula emanate given she was wearing her dress blues.
News of a preference was posted to amicable media, where it influenced debate among many and sparked a hashtag #Letmeganwalk.
if we had troops gear, we would be wearing it #letmeganwalk
— payton elizabeth (@payton_bragg) May 20, 2016
She can Protect a republic though we won’t let her travel in her blues #letmeganwalk
— Erika Vahst (@erika_vahst) May 19, 2016
— Lexi Vargas (@lexiii_vargas) May 20, 2016
McHenry Community High School District 156 addressed a critique in a matter Friday, observant “the courtesy associated to final night’s graduation rite during McHenry High School West Campus is hapless and draws courtesy divided from a common achievements of a Class of 2016.”
“The district and administration in no approach looked to forestall a appearance of this connoisseur or any connoisseur who has selected to offer a nation,” a matter read. “Rather, a administration communicated in allege around letter, comparison meeting, and practice, all a protocols approaching of graduates, including attire. In some past cases, active-duty students inaugurated to wear their gowns over tip of their troops uniforms, with their troops hats, that was allowed. There was no communication to a administration that clothes protocols would not be followed before to a ceremony. The tradition of tip and robe regalia is directed during a thought that a graduates are distinguished as a whole and in identical attire.”
Many have given remarkable that it is opposite custom to cover adult a uniform, however.
According to a U.S. Marine Corps Uniform Board, wearing a tip and robe over a uniform is not authorised as it is deliberate identical to outerwear.
Sgt. Trevon Peracca also reliable Howerton is a Marine, observant she graduated early from a propagandize and finished foot camp.
“McHenry Community High School has a prolonged station story of zealous support for a troops branches of service,” a propagandize pronounced in a statement. “This includes particular approval of enlistees during a graduation rite itself, including enlistees in a display of a colors, and special approval to all veterans in a audience. In addition, a team-work with recruiters year-round, a day-long, Veteran’s Day module in a schools any year, and a accumulation of village use partnerships with internal veteran’s groups are priorities of a district.”
Howerton could not immediately be reached for comment.
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