Let Janna Bac walk at Graduation

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Let Janna Bac walk at Graduation

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Colleen Ellis started this petition to Barnstable High School Administration

Good Evening,


I'm creating a petition  to address a major concern that has been brought to my attention about my dear friend Janna. Every student deserves 3 simple things, a school that nurtures their curiosity, teachers that support their specific needs, and a program that entices and excites. Barnstable high school has proven to me time and time again that these values are held to a great degree in its core. I am extremely disappointed to find that such a great institution would consider not letting a student walk at graduation. Especially a student like Janna.


If you're not familiar, Janna is from Holland, she came to us in the beginning of the year through an exchange program. Right away Janna captured the hearts of all her peers including myself. We took her to all the Football games, and made sure she had front row seats because her enthusiasm for simply just being with us warmed our hearts immensely. We even took her to the hockey games and she couldn't get enough of us and our American Sports.


Janna was not required to make so many friends, She wasn't required to participate in the drama club, or multiple shows for that matter.  She didn't have to go to a single school event. And she was essentially at every single one of them. Janna is a rare type of student. She craves to expand her horizons and faces every new challenge with an open mind and bravery. When she told me that she wasn't allowed to walk at graduation I was heartbroken. And it wasn't just me. Not a single person has a bad thing to say about her and I speak will full confidence on behalf of my class that we all want her to walk at graduation. She has never gotten in trouble once with the school, and has been an honor roll student. Janna embodies what it means to be a red raider.


Everybody makes mistakes. There are some students in my grade who have made some and have temporarily gotten things like walking at graduation or prom taken away. But, they were re-granted those privileges. And I'm happy for those kids, they're my friends too. But so is Janna. And Janna did not do anything to prevent her from walking at graduation. She's even under a contract that prohibits any kind of misdemeanors from happening or she will be sent back home.


I am not entirely informed about the logistics of the situation, but I am entirely sure that Janna deserves to walk.  She gave up a lot of things coming here. A graduation ceremony should not be one of them. 

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