MHS Yearbook decision Kyle Kenyon
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MHS Yearbook decision Kyle Kenyon

    1. Patricia Samuelson
    2. Petition by

      Patricia Samuelson

      Menahga, MN

This is a petition for the MHS Adimistration to reverse their decision on not allowing Kyle Kenyon's memory in the 2013 MHS yearbook, because every student deserves to be remembered for who they were.  Their voice needs to be heard.

 

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    1. MHS denies picture of Kyle

      Patricia Samuelson
      Petition Organizer

      THIS IS WHAT THE PRINCIPAL OF MHS EMAILED PEGGY TODAY Tue. Oct. 29, 12

      Peggy,
      There are other students who for one reason or another will not graduate with the class of 2013 and will not be in the senior composite. We included Kyle's picture with the juniors last year because he attended for part of the year. However, this year he is no longer with the class and will not be in the senior composite.

      Daniel J. Stifter
      High School Principal
      Menahga Public Schools
      PO Box 160
      Menahga, Mn 56464
      218-564-4141

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    • Tina Riendeau WADENA, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mental illness is just that an illness. Cancer is an illness. Either of them can cause death. Would this be an issue if he had died of cancer? I don't think so. This is not glamorizing suicide it is putting a face to mental illness. There is such a stigma for people with mental illness and MHS is not helping rid the world of this stigma by acting the way they are. If even 1 other student sees his picture in the yearbook and it causes them to think twice about hurting themselves and helps them to reach out for help a priceless life will have been saved.

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    • Tammy Jones FARGO, ND
      • almost 2 years ago

      Suicide can be prevented if we start to create awareness.

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    • Kelly Meyer Flatau NEW YORK MILLS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have no right to judge and exclude. My children's father took his own life, and I can not assume or treat his choice(though it was hurtful to those he left behind) as though it defined his entire life. There is no condoning suicide by allowing this child of God to be present in his yearbook, there is simply remembering and valuing without judgement the life lived before the decision.

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    • Cali Bohne BAXTER, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I feel that what MHS is doing to these students is wrong. In my high school class, we had a student pass away in tenth grade and we had a memorial page for him our senior year. Yes the cause of death was different but he still meant something to class mates and to everyone else in the school and community at that. That is a poor reason from the principal "he is no longer with the class and will not be in the senior composite." Sounds to me like the school faculty is just trying to forget kyle and that is showing students that staff and faculty, against putting a memorial in the year book, just don't care. I feel no matter how someone passes away, if the students want to remember them, let them remember them.

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    • Cathy Duvall HACKENSACK, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      All members of a class should be recognised 13 years may be cut short by different situations. That person is still part of that graduating class and loved by many.

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