Cousins! A small High-School located in Marlin, Texas has announced that they will be postponing their scheduled graduation ceremony following an end of the year review that revealed only five out of thirty three seniors met the requirements needed to receive their diplomas!
“Marlin High School has announced that high school graduation will be rescheduled for June,” reads a statement posted on Facebook from the Marlin Independent School District. “The decision by the high school to postpone graduation will provide more time for students to meet necessary requirements for graduation.”
According to reports from CNN Marlin High School is notably located roughly around 25 miles southeast of Waco. It has been stated that many of the students didn’t meet graduation requirements due to either attendance or grades.
The school district has declared that they’re committed to providing necessary resources and supports for Marlin High students.
“The state of Texas has guidelines for graduation,” Henson said at the Wednesday meeting. “This is not a dance floor. … It’s not a homecoming pep rally. This is graduation,” said Superintendent Darryl Henson during a mandatory meeting for parents of senior students last week.
Henson notes that 17 additional students became eligible for graduation in June after completing required classroom hours and assignments.
Reports read that members of the community had planned an informal graduation ceremony in efforts of celebrating the seniors class on Thursday at a local church, the day the students were originally meant to graduate.
Family members flew in from various places including Mexico for the canceled graduation. Sadly it has been stated that they won’t be able to travel for a second trip for the rescheduled ceremony in June.