Re: Mt Healthy high school withholding a diploma because a family cheered at graduati
I've sat through 3 of my children's graduation commencements from Mason HS. Mason is now the largest high school in Ohio so you sit through 600+ names getting announced. That's a lot of kids and it takes a while. I think it took around 3 hours.
They give each kid a brief amount of time for parents, friends, etc. to go "woooooo!! yaaaaaahhh <name> wooooo!!!". Enough time for the burst of joy, yay rah, but then its on to the next kid. If they let everyone gor bonkers for as long as they wanted, we would have been there for 8 hours.
Believe me, its enough time unless you like to go on and on and dance and whoop and run up and down the aisles like an idiot. And people would start to try to outdo one another, have choreographed cheers, and make it a big whoop dee doo. I think its best to keep it brief and keep it moving. If you want to celebrate, go have a party and youi can yell and set off fireworks and go crazy to your hearts content.
We also had to sign a form (parents and students) that we understood the rules so it was no surprise.
Actually, the ones I feel for are the kids where their name is announced and its crickets. Nothing, nil, nada.
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