Should This Valedictorian Be Denied Her Diploma for Saying “Hell” in Her Graduation Speech? [POLL]
Kaitlin Nootbaar was the valedictorian of her high school. She stood in front of her peers a few months ago and delivered what she thought was a very successful commencement address. It wasn’t until she went to pick up her diploma a few days later that she realized something was wrong.
NBC News reports that her high school administration is refusing to give Kaitlin her diploma until she apologizes for cursing in her commencement address. What horrible vocabulary could have warranted such action? The phrase “Who the hell knows,” that’s what! Wait…really? Here’s the full story:
I understand that certain communities are more conservative than others, but this is a little ridiculous. Kaitlin is not a trouble-maker. She is a 4.0 GPA valedictorian. I’m pretty sure she’s earned the right to use PG-rated language occasionally. Personally, I think the school overreacted. What do you think?