Allow Austin Fisher to Attend both Graduation & Prom
  • Petitioned Carrollton High School School Officals

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Carrollton High School School Officals

Allow Austin Fisher to Attend both Graduation & Prom

    1. Brooke Moulton
    2. Petition by

      Brooke Moulton

      Eau Claire, WI

Teri Fisher had a goal in mind as she battled Stage IV cancer last fall. She wanted to survive long enough to see her son, Austin, graduate from Carrollton High School.

Her cancer went into remission in early March, and her goal will be realized thanks to the power of the Internet and a loyal community.

Austin, 17, had been told by school principals that he would not be participating in the commencement ceremony in May because he had 16 unexcused absences in the first semester — two more than the amount allowed by the district.

The reason? He was his mother’s caretaker as she fought breast cancer.

The varsity baseball player has enough credits to graduate, and he will, but the district appeared to be taking the hard line by not allowing him to walk with his classmates.

They have since recanted and are allowing him to walk. However they are not allowing this brave kid attend the prom. He needs the support of America. We can change things for him when we speak our minds.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. The answer at this time is no.

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      Fish is NOT allowed to dance at his prom.....yet. Let keep working at this.

    3. 7:19 pm-- 1,319 Signatures

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      There is a town board meeting going on as I write this. I am hoping when this is done this petition will no longer be needed and Austin will be allowed to dance!

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. 11:57 ---- 999.... Awesome job everyone at getting our voice heard!

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      This link is being sent out (for the 1st time) with one last signature!

    6. Wow!!! 9:42 CST and 764 signatures! You guys have been busy!

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for the support in LET FISH DANCE!

    7. Reached 750 signatures
    8. 350 Signatures at 1:50!

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      Over a signature a minute! If he did indeed get back all of his senior privledges I will announce it when it has been confirmed. Until then keep up the fight. I will update the total when I wake up in the morning! Thank you all!

    9. At 1:05am CST we passed the 300 mark!

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      Amazing everyone!

    10. Reached 250 signatures
    11. You guys did it!!! You reached 245 signatures in a matter of hours!

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      Awesome and amazing. I don't know Austin Fisher -- until today I hadn't heard of him. I felt just like the rest of you that he deserves better than what he is getting. Thank you all for being helping be the voice that he wasn't able to have. I read this important note on a site its from his Best friend Andrew: Austin is a great person and how i know that, well i have been friends with him for a very long time and we hang out almost everyday. I just wanted to say Austin didnt ask for any of this. The only time i remember him complaining was one time and that was r...ight when the principal told him he couldnt walk. He said i cant walk at graduation. I asked why? he said he missed to many days. Then i replied well i thought you were out those couple weeks cuz you were at the hospital. he said i was. THAT WAS IT! thats all i remember him complaining about. So the point is im trying to make please dont be mad at him, he did not want the attention, his friends and fellow students did.

    12. Reached 100 signatures
    13. Thank you!

      Brooke Moulton
      Petition Organizer

      I am just one person, but you all helped this young brave kid walk across the graduation stage. I just want him to be allowed one night to dance and relax with his friends. Thank you all for the support of Austin Fisher!

    14. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Theresa Pelegano WESTFIELD, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      LEt him go to prom and other activities. WHat kind of message are you sending these kids. About caring for a loved one.

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    • Paul Cavanaugh CRESTWOOD, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe the Good Book says to 'Honor Thy Mother and Thy Father.' Isn't this exactly what Austin has done? Perhaps a few rules were broken. These school officials should ask themselves this simple question, 'Would I care for my parent the way this child cared for his?' Carrollton High School Officials, you should all be ashamed of yourselves. Let this young man attend his Prom.

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    • Carla Benoist EXETER, RI
      • over 2 years ago

      Shame on them! He embodies the very things we all would proud of in our sons or daughters --- and he gets penalized for being responsible and caring? Sincerely hoping they change their minds-- they are teaching the wrong lesson.

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    • Marilynn Leeney SHELTON, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      I can't believe that after all his years of schooling, this compassionate kid, through no fault of his own, will miss his prom because of some lame rule. Really now, in years to come, will this rule even still be on the books? Have some heart - deal with reality. Don't let all common sense be thrown away! Let Austin go to HIS prom. You might even get a new feeling from it - you might feel GOOD!!!

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      • over 2 years ago

      THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!!!! i am so happy i ran across this somehow on the web. Unbelievable, Austin whoever you are, YOU ARE AMAZING :) , it makes me so sick to think that he wouldn't be able to attend. Being that age and watching your parent go through everything they are going through because of the cancer is hard enough. (Trust me I know) Let alone this kid is stepping up and doing such an amazing thing for his mother.... I am older than him and dont even have 1/2 the strength this kid does .Keep doing what you're doing Austin, I say show up to Prom .

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