LETTER: Graduation loudmouths

This is an open letter to the noisy people who attended the SHS graduation ceremony June 6, 2010. At what point did you give yourselves permission to disrespect the principal's request to refrain from applauding and cheering until the ceremony was over?
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Jun 9, 2010

This is an open letter to the noisy people who attended the SHS graduation ceremony June 6, 2010. At what point did you give yourselves permission to disrespect the principal's request to refrain from applauding and cheering until the ceremony was over?

It clearly stated on the back of the tickets to not do so and the respectful people honored that condition. Do you have any idea how bad you made the others feel who got stone-cold silence when they walked to the podium, not because they didn't have someone to cheer for them but because we respected the request to hold the applause.

I can't speak for the others in attendance, but I think your purposes would be better served with two ceremonies in the future, one for those who can't control themselves and one for those who can.

The principal lost control when he failed to stop the ceremony and make it clear he wanted equal treatment for every one of those students who were in those seats. They deserved at least that much for all their hard work. What did he teach them by not doing so?

Norma Chambers

Huron

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columbus avenue

Don't blame the principal!  If he spoke up then you would accuse him of being discriminatory or racist.

columbus avenue

PLUS, YOU could have stood up and told them to be quiet.  You are too late babe!

streak

Graduation was a prime example why many kids in Sandusky city Schools can't listen or behave, because the people who are raising them can't as well. I felt bad for some of the kids and embarrased to even be there at times.

NOmoreFREErides

What else would you expect from the "entitled" parents and there kids.  

starryeyes83

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starryeyes83

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Joker

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starryeyes83

all I asked if they  were dancing ,too/  What's wrong with that?

hancrack me up

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BabyCakes

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b.lauren09

you are so ignorant and stereotypical for that comment. just thought i would let you know.

starryeyes83

your comment tells me that you're  an ingrate and ingnorant, How typical

dorothy gale

It's no wonder there is such a thing as "racial profiling" and "stereotyping!"  When an entire group of people deliberately and willfully refuses to follow simple rules of decorum, what does that tell us?  Then if, God forbid, someone comments on the disrespectful, idiotic behavior, that person is labeled as racist.  Common, trifling, disrespectful behavior is NOT a legacy that a parent should be proud to pass on to a child.  How hard is it to just act right?  Or is it infringing on one's "culture" and "heritage" to ask them to obey the rules?

NOmoreFREErides

Exactly how hard is it to follow the rules and show respect for others. But god forbid if they were asked to leave white or black it would be the schools fault....and you know the race cards would come flying out if they were black. It doesn't stop there. Go to the grocery store around the first of the month or the movies on the weekend. you will see the "entitled" acting the same way disrespectful and letting their out of control kids run rampant. Is it really a stereotype if it is true?

b.lauren09

I was one of the people yelling loudly at the SHS graduation and I can say, as a graduate who graduated last year from shs and attended the year before, never has that rule been followed. Why mr.poggali still says it is beyond me. It takes 13 years to graduate, if I'm there to se a certain person, I am going to cheer for THAT person. I quieted down when the next name was called so that their name can be heard. So since you wanted to be so quiet then thank you for keeping quiet. You are no ones mother and if they wanted to yell, they did. Thank you for following the rule,oh well if no one else followed it. It really wasn't that serious. you had a program with everyone's name in it and you saw your person get their diploma. end of story. if you wanted to hear their name called so badly, say it to them at their grad party. Also for those making ignorant stereotypical comments @loathingwife and @hancrack me up really need to stop. Sandusky has a good school system and that was very rude how you speak of baby mamas and names like shaquanafalika or whatever you said. there are white girls who are in that school that are baby mamas also. just to let you know. go above the ignorance, well maybe you can't.

Sam

b.lauren09says, clearly, grammar, spelling and acting in a civil manner was not taught to you at any stage of your education.

FUSR

there are more serious things going on then loud mouths your disrespectful!  your calling the kettle black with your title

Norma J-C

The editorial staff makes the titles for any letters submitted, not the writer.

FUSR

it is not that serious as THE MAN GETTING BEAT TO DEATH and HEARING NOTHING ABOUT IT!!!! 

Bratti

Well, good for you b.lauren09, if you did actually quiet down when the next name is called.  That must NOT have been you screaming for the kid whose named was called before my son's because they didn't bother to shut up AT all.  So, on our video tape, you see my son get his diploma but you never hear his name because of the screams and catcalls.

 

Julie R.

Had the principal had any guts now he would have stopped it right away. If it continued after the first warning,  the guilty parties should have been made to leave.  If they refused the graduation should have been stopped and the cops should have been called.

dorothy gale

So just because people have been disrespectful in years past, it gives you a right to do the same?  And of course you don't know why the principal makes the same request for courtesy and respect year after year.  Not surprising.  He says the same thing year after year because he hopes people will actually be respectful and courteous!  Unfortunately, it appears as though there are some people who have huge chips on their shoulders and have their minds made up to disobey and disregard every rule laid before them.  One day that attitude will bite them in the butt and then they will blame some authority figure or even society in general for their misfortune.  To all those who participated in the disrespect and to those who support the juvenile behavior, GROW UP!  Be quiet until the end means just that --- be quiet until the end!

Katelih-Trailer...

 I say we shoot and kill all loud, obnoxious, disrespectful people.

NOmoreFREErides

The feeling of "entitlement" isn't it grand!

Cross

We have Iranians closing in on the bomb.

Oil filling the basin of the Gulf of Mexico.

Debt up to our ears from decades of irresponsible government spending.

An economy in tatters due to bubbles and corruption en masse....

and someone posts in an irate fashion due to some overzealous family lightly cheering a great achievement in their kids lives?

This is like having a one hundred car pile up, and being mad ones overhead light suddenly doesn't work. Wake up and prioritize! Manners are nice, but this is not a faux pas and is accepted. Lighten up, cheer these wonderful kids and their achievement, and save your anger for the things I've listed above!

Natti Light

People have been acting like idiots at graduation ceremonies since they started having graduation ceremonies.  It's not about white vs black, and it's certainly not limited to Sandusky.  Any time you have a large gathering of people, you will have your fill of trash and idiots in the audience who have no idea how to conduct themselves at a "classy" event.  If this angers you enough that you feel compelled to write a letter to the newspaper, you should seek some therapy.  Let it go and move on.

Commenter

If it angers the writer enough to write a letter, GOOD JOB is what I say.  Many people think it, most people won't write it.  I agree wholeheartedly with the writer and it is not limited to SHS. It's not fair to those around you sitting, it's not fair to the next person's name to be read, it's just unclassy.  Needs Therapy?  Come on Natti Light, just because you will have your fill of trash and idiots does NOT make it right.  As long as people accept the behavior, the behavior will continue.

 

 

joyful one

From all accounts, it appears that it was more than one overly zealous family and more than some were creating a disturbance that affected everyone else in the room.

One does not need therapy just because someone else doesn't like what is said.

Voicing an opinion does not equate to anger. Civilization will not survive unless, and until, we choose to be civil, respectful and courteous to others. The lack of it starts wars.

starryeyes83

MY last post was to  b. lauren 09

momofmany

Really people  can't clap to show their child how proud they are ..WOW ...My family and children have great manners, but I see nothing wrong with it claaping as your child receives his/her award....This is really sad

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