Let Luz Walk
Let Luz Walk
Heyy! I'm Luz Cortez , currently a senior in Dodge County High School. Throughout my time in high school I have participated in multiple clubs and involved myself in many other extra curricular activities such as being a part of student council, FCCLA, Skills USA , French Club , One Act and also by being a pathway completer. I have been looking forward to this day for the longest! I would have been the first generation Mexican-American of my family to graduate, walk across the stage, and receive my diploma with my classmates. This would have been the last day we would have all been together for the last time as a student body. I have worked extremely hard to get where I am and to receive this honor. Yesterday, I got called to the school because an individual complained about a graduation picture that was taken on school property. Apparently, it was against school rules although it was used as a prop ONLY and an ADULT was supervising. I apologize or explain the reason and ONLY gave me TWO options.
Option 1) immediate expulsion, accept not being able to walk at the graduation ceremony, and pick up my diploma from the high school at a later date.
Option 2) immediate expulsion, be required to go to DAC alternative school to complete the remaining few days of the school year and they fax me my diploma (DAC diploma)
I have put so much work and love into school and I am saddened by the way they handled this situation, which is why I CANNOT accept either option. I take it as a discrimination against my race or my culture because I know many students of other races who have committed worse acts. Perhaps it’s because I don’t have a well known last name. Whatever it may be, I am an excellent student who knows right from wrong and have extremely high morals and values. I am deeply sorry for unknowingly and unintentionally upsetting Dodge County High School.
Please help me and stand by me by signing this petition.
All I can think about is the last time I spoke to my grandpa , who has now passed away in Mexico. I made him a promise that I would walk that stage and make him proud. Please help me keep that promise.