PHS Traditional Graduation Attire :)
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Since the beginning of time, the women of Pepperell High School have worn white gowns and white caps at her graduation. 12 years of schooling rewarded by a prideful walk across the stage, the shaking of our principal's hand, a diploma, and a classy, white cap and gown to symbolize achievement. The following is a Facebook post made by PHS senior:
"Well there's a rumor going around at PHS that at graduation the girls will be in a gold cap and gown. As you know, gold is traditionally worn by the guys and white is worn by the ladies. The reason (according to the rumor) is due to transgender rights- meaning of you consider yourself transgender then you shouldn't be forced to wear the "wrong" color, so to solve this problem, EVERYONE can wear gold. If this applies to you, then I believe you should certainly wear what you're comfortable in!! :)
Here is the problem I have with it. I am not comfortable in gold. I have grown up in school looking forward to wearing all white at my graduation; it's classy, it's pretty, and it's tradition. I totally agree that a student should wear what they're most comfortable in, BUT with that being said- I would be most comfortable in white.
As the post stated, the alleged "reason" was according to a rumor, but the fact remains: as of now PHS graduating girls will be in gold. This goes against the long held tradition that the ladies will be in spotless white. Last semester when gowns were purchased, no one knew that there would be a change, so the girls are not getting what they paid for. Last school year, PHS accommodated to a transgender male student and allowed him to wear gold at the last minute, so there should be no issue in changing the orders.
If you agree and believe that the girl seniors should stick to their traditional white gowns, please sign this petition :).
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