Graduating students at Plano Senior High School who worked hard to achieve a certain grade point average (GPA) are being penalized for their success by school administrators. In order for a student to be inducted into the National Honor Society, they have to achieve not only a certain GPA, but also have community service hours, leadership qualities, and outstanding character.
Apparently, administrators at Plano Senior High School believe mediocrity needs to be celebrated and rewarded rather than hard work and success.
Graduates who are members of the National Honor Society (NHS) were told they could not wear their hard-earned white satin stole with the NHS logo because it might make others feel excluded.
Garrett Frederick is a graduating senior and an NHS member. He shared his disappointment in not being recognized for his hard academic work at graduation.
“I was really looking forward to wearing it and being able to say I was a part of it, because I have friends that go to [Plano East High School] and [Plano West High School], and they’re all wearing it. So it’s like, I don’t know why we’re not allowed to wear it. I don’t get it.”
Frederick spoke about what it entailed for him to become and maintain his status as an NHS student. Not only did he work hard on his grades, he also committed to completing 20 hours of community service every semester, something he has done wince his sophomore year when he was inducted into the NHS. He stated, “I’m not just an honor student — I’m an NHS student. I worked hard. I put in the hours.”
His mom, KellyAnn, expressed similar shock and disappointment. She said, “They deserve it. They worked so hard for it. If you choose not to work that hard, then that’s okay! I wasn’t an NHS kid. I didn’t wear the NHS stole when I graduated. But friends of mine did, and I was OK!”
It’s not only NHS students who are being penalized and virtually stripped of their success, other students are being stripped of their identity since they are not allowed to wear anything that would associate them with any club or organization.
Not every school in Plano, Texas is following the cultural Marxist ways of Plano Senior. Students at both Plano East and Plano West are able to wear their NHS stoles.
What is this world coming to when a high school in the Lone Star State caves to the cultural Marxist premise of mediocrity.