Gainesville High School: Only National Honor Society Cords will be allowed at Graduation
Some Gainesville High School seniors say the school's decision to not allow them to wear their honor cords in unfair. A recent decision by the principal only permits members of the National Honor Society to wear cords.
Students with the Thespian, English and Spanish Honor Societies will be asked to remove their cords before walking if they are seen with them.
The school's principal, Wiley Dixon, says his decision was based on the 50 year tradition at GHS. "Schools develop tradition overtime and I don't think you throw out those traditions unless you have a really good reason to do so."
The policy is not district wide - each school sets its own policy for graduation. It's unclear what actions will be taken for those students who try to wear the cords, but Dixon says staff will be checking students.
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