Lamest High School Ever Denies Graduation Speaker Diploma For Using ‘Hell’ In Address
2:17 pm, August 20th | by Laura Donovan
The young woman, who finished up lower education with a 4.0 GPA, has been denied that sheet of paper for using the word “hell” in her commencement address. Her father told the local news station of the travesty:
“We went to the office and asked for the diploma and the principal said, ‘Your diploma is right here but you’re not getting it. Close the door, we have a problem.’”
The big kerfuffle stems from the fact that Nootbaar’s written speech was slightly different from the one she delivered on graduation day. In the text she turned into officials, she’d written the word “heck.” She said “hell” instead. Her dad explained it as such:
“Her quote was, ‘When she first started school she wanted to be a nurse, then a veterinarian and now that she was getting closer to graduation, people would ask her, what do you want to do and she said ‘How the hell do I know? I’ve changed my mind so many times.’”
Unless she sends the school an apology, she will not receive her diploma, which is problematic because she’s supposed to start college soon. She shouldn’t have gone “off-script,” so to speak, but holding her diploma hostage over a word some wouldn’t even find offensive is insane.