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    Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    when news sites in other countries are posting something this inconsequential, you gotta think they believe the US is just a bit 'off'

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    Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    A STRAIGHT-A student in the US has reportedly been denied her high school diploma for saying the word "hell" in her valedictory speech.

    Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Oklahoma’s Prague High School back in May of this year and was named valedictorian. In her graduating speech which was inspired by the film Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, she accidentally said the word "hell" instead of "heck"- a move which her father claims has cost her dearly.

    "Her quote was, when she first started school she wanted to be a nurse, then a veterinarian and now that she was getting closer to graduation people would ask her what do you want to do and she said ‘How the h*** do I know? I’ve changed my mind so many times," David Nootbaar told local TV station KFor.

    The audience laughed and she was given a round of applause at the end of her speech.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Seriously? I'd tell them to take the diploma and shove it up their asses. I might even say the F-word in the process.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Seriously? I'd tell them to take the diploma and shove it up their asses. I might even say the F-word in the process.
    You might then like the suggestion that JT posted on his blog What Would JT Do
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Next thing you know, she'll be exposing her college peers to the d-word and maybe even the a-word. Our youth these days... so vulgar and inappropriate. I just pray that somebody can lead that wild, off the hook Valedictorian on to the right path.

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    You might then like the suggestion that JT posted on his blog What Would JT Do
    I'm not big on litigation, but otherwise I think he's got it.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    You might then like the suggestion that JT posted on his blog What Would JT Do
    I liked it a lot.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Um, saying hell isn't the problem here. The problem is that her speech was inspired by Twilight. For that she should be made to remediate her entire high school career.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    If she met the requirements for graduation she should ge the diploma.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Um, saying hell isn't the problem here. The problem is that her speech was inspired by Twilight. For that she should be made to remediate her entire high school career.
    I definitely cringed at the Twilight reference.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I definitely cringed at the Twilight reference.

    Yeah but then you aren't 18 any longer.

    I like vampire books and True Blood on HBO is one of my favourite shows but Twilight - eh.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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