MGA 2016 Graduation Venue
On behalf of the graduation body, recently the location of graduation was changed to be held in the Student Wellness Center instead of the traditional Macon Coliseum location. We are the honorable graduates and have no opinion within this decision as we will only receive five tickets for family members to view this special moment, while a few have the potential to gain a total of eight. Even non-profit high schools' in the Macon area are having their graduation at the Macon Coliseum, but MGA is now exempt. Due to this change many of our family members will not be able to witness this significant day because of this smaller venue. Those who have to make prior arrangements with work or buy plane tickets are unsure if their graduate will be given the additional tickets that potentially could be available for them. This also puts a strain on family members. Middle Georgia is now known as a University and is growing, but instead of increasing the space for the graduation population they have decided to decrease it. However, tuition has increased since becoming a university status. After graduating we will be in debt, but the school we have constanly payed for a period of time is depriving us from inviting all of those who supported us throughout this journey. It is important for every family member to be there for this one special moment. Join me and other fellow graduates as we petition for a larger venue to house us, and our proud family members.
Thank you for your support.
We, the undersigned, are concerned students, parents, and supporters who urge our leaders to act in regards to a larger venue for the 2016 graduation.