Update: Pinkerton Academy will allow military sashes at graduation
Skylar Anderson in her National Guard uniform with the sash she wants to wear for graduation. (Courtesy)
"She is not going to be wearing a uniform," said Anderson. "They gave her a sash, and they won't allow it. That's not right."
Pinkerton Academy Headmaster Mary Anderson learned of the request on Tuesday and will be discussing it with the school's senior administrative team today, according to Chip Underhill, Pinkerton public affairs director.
Anderson said her daughter is one of three active military members graduating from Pinkerton this month, and that they were all told they would not be able to wear their military insignia during the ceremony. Skylar was called down to the office on Tuesday morning and was told she would not be able to wear her sash, according to Anderson.
She said she had contacted a dean at the school about the situation on Thursday but had not heard back from her.
Anderson said her daughter has been taking part in National Guard service every weekend since January and will be going to boot camp this summer.
"If we go to war, she could be called into service," said Anderson. "Then she has six years of service after college."
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