I can’t graduate High School, even though I have excellent grades unless I pay a fee?
There is this thing called “senior dues” which is a package of things like dances, yearbooks and a ton of senior only events. It’s like 200-400 dollars. I figured since I don’t want to go to these events (i honesty hate prom) and I dont want a yearbook that I won’t pay but a friend told me in class that if I do not pay these dues I won’t be able to graduate. I asked her what she meant. She said that at these senior events (the senior breakfast) they measure you for your cap and gown. I questioned her stating I didn’t want a cap and gown. She told me that I wouldn’t be able to go to the graduation ceremony and I wont get my diploma. I asked her why I’d have to do that. What if the ceremony and gown are against my beliefs/religion and that I’d rather just be given my diploma. She said I should just pay the senior dues or I won’t receive my diploma and the school won’t send my transcript to the college I apply to.
I think that is stupid! I have to pay $200-400 just to graduate? The funds of the stupid dues mostly go to pay for these events that I refuse to go to. Plus I’m a fulltime student! I don’t have 200-400 dollars to pocket for a prom I don’t want to go to or for a yearbook I already know what it looks like (I’m in the yearbook club). My grades are excellent. I have college credit. Why do I have to fork over money just to graduate?
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