Pinkerton seniors in military can wear sashes at graduation
Skylar Anderson in her National Guard uniform with the sash she will be allowed to wear for graduation. (Courtesy)
Earlier this week, senior Skylar Anderson said she and two other students who have joined the military would not be allowed to wear the sashes. Anderson joined the National Guard in January and will be going to boot camp this summer.
The headmaster said the graduation policy focuses on being fair to all graduates and celebrates the academic achievement of a high school diploma.
"Pinkerton historically pays special honor to those graduates who will be entering the Armed Forces," said Mary Anderson. "During the graduation ceremony, these young men and women are specifically asked to stand and be recognized. At that time, as further tribute during our June 17 ceremony, these future proud members of the military will be invited to then put on an official sash provided to them by their branch of service. Pinkerton Academy has the utmost respect for the United States military."
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 Laurie Anderson. "Then she has six years of service after college."
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