Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Ottawa Township High School: What do all of these schools have in common? All of these are examples of schools that are able to decorate their graduation caps in any manner they please, except for one. OHS students are prohibited from doing this because someone could take advantage of this.Senior Alexis Trammel said “There might be people who would do something inappropriate, but also it can be a lot of work to decorate a cap, so I don’t think people would do it.”
Another argument is that it’s seen as “unprofessional,” which many students argue to be incorrect. As pressconnects.com says, “With the cap and gown, there is no features or distinguishing characteristic” Hopefully we as the students, faculty, and the parents can override this rule, allowing students this small gift of enjoyment.
As a student body we should be granted the right to have the privilege to express ourselves through our caps as a final goodbye. It’s. Also good to have because it distinguishes who is who almost right away in a large room. Overall, this is highly important to the senior class, the parents involved and would just be a great way to have one more thrill before saying goodbye.