The school has told Garabrant that he has to keep his blues hidden, citing the student councilís desire that all students wear their caps and gown
(Jonathon M. Seidl) New Hampshire high school senior Brandon Garabrant isn’t your normal student. Case in point: on Friday he’s set to graduate from Marine boot camp; on Saturday he’s set to graduate from high school. And in order to honor one accomplishment while completing another, he had wanted to wear his Marine dress blues instead of his cap and gown. The school’s response: Okay, but only if the uniform is covered up.
The school has told Garabrant that he has to keep his blues hidden, citing the student council’s desire that all students wear their caps and gowns during the ConVal Regional High School graduation in Peterborough. That’s according to WMUR-TV.
And late Thursday the school explained that that was actually part of a “compromise” offered to Garabrant six weeks ago.
Garabrant still has to cover up his Marine uniform during the ceremony, officials said, but he can immediately remove his cap and gown after receiving his diploma and walk out wearing his dress blues.
“I think this decision is reasonable and it’s fair, but I certainly understand there are strong opinions both ways, and I respect that,” school Principal Brian Pickering told WMUR.
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