Save Graduation 2016
Graduation is something every senior looks forward to. Unfortunately, the joy is being stripped from the Gilmer High School Graduating Class of 2016. The purpose of this postpone reconstruction of the football field until after graduation. We do realize that if it is postponed, it wouldn't be ready for football season. But what is more important? Recognizing the hard work of a graduating class and the education they've gained or a Friday night football game? If the field isn't done by football season, the high school could use CCMS's field for home games. Also, we could postpone the construction until after the football season has ended. This would give them November 2016 until May of 2017 to construct the new field which is definitely more than enough time. Ultimately, we've all labored for 12-13 years for this day and we deserve to be recognized for it the best way possible. We can't let the RE16N end this way.
Just for clarification, if we do not have graduation on the field, we are still having a graduation. It would just mean a lower quality graduation with a small number of family members. We would have to pick and choose which family member or friend gets to see us walk which would be incredibly difficult to do. But nevertheless, the board isn't taking away graduation, just lowering the quality of it so that this new football field can be constructed.