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After School Refuses To Recognize His Son As Valedictorian, Proud Dad Puts Up A Giant Billboard


Some people tend to breeze through school when they do as little as possible to get by. Other people begin working hard from the time that they are very young and they are goal driven, trying to graduate with honors. When you look at any graduating class, there are going to be different levels as far as achievements are concerned but somebody is always going to come out on top. Unfortunately, this high school senior was not given recognition, even though he was at the top of his class.

There were new rules implemented by this school at the last minute and Joshua Allman was not named as the valedictorian of his class. Even though he had worked all those years to achieve that purpose, he was robbed of his prize.

The school district where Joshua spent 12 years of their own lives decided to forgo the valedictorian system. They implemented a Latin honors ranking, claiming that it was better for the students. In their terms it was a,” better way to recognize students who may have scarcely missed being named valedictorian or salutatorian by several decimal places .”

The school district decided that these new rules should be put into place right away. Even though he had worked hard to achieve a goal within the valedictorian system, he had that award snatched away from him at the last minute.

Gary, Joshua’s father knew that it was important to recognize the achievement of his son. He purchased a billboard on Highway 264 in Wake County, North Carolina. It was a celebration of what his son achieved by working hard all those years.

A picture of the billboard was posted on Facebook which read,” Joshua Allmon will always be our Valedictorian .”

He then set a caption on the post,” East Wake High School and Wake County Public School Board were not able to recognise Josh’s hard work but we will .”

Joshua also had something to say about the situation. He posted the following on Twitter:” “It’s a stupid regulation that will hurt students down the line, but it’ll accomplish their goal of stimulating everyone feel equal .” Even though he graduated with a GPA of 5.31, he was not named as the valedictorian.

Getting good grades was only part of what Joshua was able to accomplish. He also held down a part-time job, had his tuition paid for, and participated in athletics. According to the local news station, WRAL, he plans on attending the University of North Carolina, where he will study chemical engineering and paper science engineering. He also plans on minoring in business.

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