Seniors preparing to graduate from high school in Plano who are in the National Honor Society will not be allowed to wear their stoles to celebrate achievements when they walk the stage later this month.
Students from Plano Senior High School told media sources that they were told that they were not going to be permitted to wear the satin stoles with the NHS insignia on them for their commencement ceremonies.
A NHS sponsor told WFAA in Dallas/Fort Worth that she was told by administrators that they did not want other students to feel excluded during the ceremony. A parent who emailed the school’s administration said she was told students are not allowed to wear club or organizational regalia during graduation ceremonies in accordance with the school’s practices.
To qualify as a member of the NHS, students must maintain a 3.6 grade point average, along with other requirements.
Reactions on social media regarding the story has many expressing anger and frustration with the move made by the school.