Letter: Principal: No celebrating during graduation

To the editor:

The month of May at Moffat County High School means nothing more to a quarter of the student population than graduation on Memorial Weekend in the high school gym.

Without a doubt, the students have worked very hard, and their accomplishments are varied and significant.

The students who gave the last four years their all will fully reap the benefits of their work with a number of opportunities, college acceptances and scholarships.

For some, just the act of completing this portion of their education is a significant achievement.

For all the graduates and their families, this day is meaningful and important.

I only ask that the joys of these achievements be not covered up by poorly considered or impolite behavior on the part of our graduates or the general public.

Horns, silly string, noisemakers, beach balls, etc., are not welcome.

Please allow the names and accomplishments to be read and heard.

Shenanigans are not necessary and are distracting at best.

Remember that the speeches, the song and the presentations are all part of the ceremony. Unfettered celebration is not. That party atmosphere should be relegated to the backyards after graduation.

Please honor the graduates, their families, friends, grandparents, and out-of-town guests with a tasteful, polite display of Moffat County' s best.

Class of 2012, I have enjoyed each and every one of you and I will miss you. I, too, look forward to graduation each year.

Thom Schnellinger

Principal, Moffat County High School

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