MOUNT VERNON — Graduation ceremonies are usually a time for celebration, but in the case of Mount Vernon High School student Bethany Kelly, graduation ceremony guidelines are causing consternation.
In addition to a National Honor Society cord, Kelly wants to wear a cord from the National Society of High School Scholars, something the guidelines do not permit. Those guidelines are established by the high school senior cabinet, which is comprised of senior class members, a faculty member and an administrator. Students who want an exception to the rules may appeal to the cabinet.
Kelly and two other students who wanted to wear different cords did just that and all three requests were denied by their classmates.
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