We have another story of a high school valedictorian wresting control from the school administrators who don’t want to give it up.
Peter Butera, the class president at Wyoming Area Secondary Center in Exeter, Pa., had cleared his commencement speech with the proper authorities, and then decided to make a stand instead, the Washington Post says.
“Despite some of the outstanding people in our school,” Butera went on, “a lack of a real student government combined with the authoritative attitude that a few teachers, administrators and board members have …”
The principal mouthed something to someone offstage.
” … prevented students from truly developing as true leaders …”
The microphone was shut down.
“The young man submitted his graduation speech to his principal and delivered a speech different than the speech that was submitted,” the school superintendent told the Post.