Carroll High School Parent wants Graduation Dress Code Changed

Published 05/22 2014 10:40PM

Updated 05/23 2014 08:15AM

 Graduation is usually a day for celebration, but for Carroll High School students planning on joining the military after graduation—they aren't ready to join in on the celebration. 

“It shocked us especially from this community that it would be an issue to honor someone making such a big commitment to the military, said Rich Goins, Father of 2015 Carroll graduate Codii. 

Codii will complete military boot camp this summer and plans on graduating in 2015--Then she’s off to serve our country. 

However, Carroll’s gradation dress code prevents her and others from wearing a ceremonial military cord. 

“It's not hurting anything, it's not a distraction, we don't understand why they have an issue with it when they are giving such a huge commitment to our country,” said Richard. 

“Our dress code for the graduation ceremony has been the same for every student that we had since the very first graduation we have had at Carroll High school,” said Chris Himsel, Northwest Allen County Schools Superintendent.

The Goins’ hope that the Carroll High School will make an exception and allow all future graduates to wear the cord.  

“We are very proud of kids who going into the military and serve out country with pride,” said Himsel. 

“They say they support their troops then they don't let us wear it--it's kind of two faced.  How can you say one thing and totally go against it?” said Codii. 

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