Diploma Denied To Student Who Bowed, Blew Kiss To Family

STANDISH, Maine — Justin Denney’s family watched on as he ascended the Cumberland County Civic Center stage during graduation Friday night to accept his diploma, but the superintendent told him to return to his seat.

The Bonny Eagle High School senior’s mother wants an apology, and her son wants his diploma, News 8’s Will Lewis exclusively reported Monday night.

Mary Denney said she can’t believe how her son’s taking a bow and blowing a kiss on stage was grounds for the superintendent to withhold his diploma.

“I’m like, ‘Did she not hand him his diploma?’ I’m like, ‘What’s going on?'” Mary Denney said.

She said she and Justin both signed a code of conduct regarding the graduation when she picked up graduation tickets on Friday, but she doesn’t think he violated it.

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4 Responses to Diploma Denied To Student Who Bowed, Blew Kiss To Family

  1. Doug says:

    This has been an issue since the 70s. I think it is interesting that they both signed a code of conduct and he STILL decided to do this. Perhaps I'm old school, but why couldn't he just walk across the stage and proudly take his diploma in a dignified manner?

  2. heather says:

    graduation is supposed to be a time of celebration. blowing a kiss to your mom is hardly rude. if you read the whole article it states the school was having other problems. maybe the superintendant was still angry, and took some out on him. either way, i think it was foolish of him and unfair of her.

  3. james says:

    what's wrong with the adults nowadays! stk stk stk…

  4. hall monitor says:

    This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.

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