May 21st, 2015 Last Updated on: May 21st, 2015
We applaud all the Native American students who will soon be walking proudly across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. However, this joyous occasion usually turns sour when the students cannot honor their heritage by wearing an eagle feather with their cap and gown. Year after year students and their families ask, will the administration allow me to wear an eagle feather in my cap?
King 5 News recently reported about a Lakes High School senior named Waverly Wilson who requested to wear an eagle feather but was denied.
I think the thing that puzzles me the most is that the eagle is represented all throughout the United States on official government seals, money and other trinkets of national pride, yet students can't wear an eagle feather on graduation day? Give me a break!
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