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Boycotting Graduation 2016

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Graduation is a time for students and their loved ones to come together to celebrate. After going to school for 12+ years, getting that diploma is highly anticipated by most seniors. Unfortunately due to the reconstruction, we are unable to have our graduation held at Tiger Stadium. While this is disappointing to many seniors because who wouldn't want to have their graduation held outside on the turf, this is not the underlying issue. If graduation is not held outside at Tiger Stadium, this limits the amount of tickets each student will have for graduation. By limiting the amount of tickets each student receives, this prevents students from having all the people who they love and who have influenced their success as a student attend their graduation. Also, because the information about the ceremony being moved is relatively new, there are students with relatives that have already booked tickets to fly in to see their senior graduate. By limiting the amount of tickets each student receives, people who are flying in for graduation will be disappointed that they'll end up having to watch graduation from a screen. While there is always the chance that an outdoor ceremony could be moved inside due to rain, every class deserves to at least have a chance to be able to include as many loved ones as they'd like in their celebration. As a senior class we all understand that the foundation issues in the stadium need to be fixed for safety reasons, but pushing the start date back a few weeks will ensure that the spring sports and senior class get optimal use of the field as well as only cutting into a minimal amount of potential home football games.

By signing this petition, you are pledging to boycott graduation unless it is moved to Tiger Stadium. Let's make a difference

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