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Oxford c/o 2017 Graduation Venue

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Graduation is currently to be held at Anaheim High School Cook Auditorium. If graduation is held there, every senior will receive 5 free tickets. The complaints against Cook is that there is limited seating, the building is small, there is limited parking, other graduations will be going on before and after so we're typically kicked out after a certain time, there's poor sound quality, and it's overall a dingy facility.

A solution is to hold Oxford's c/o 2017 graduation at Cottonwood Church (auditorium pictured). Although it is a church, the facility is large (seats 3,500), is well air-conditioned, has a video camera for screens and a high quality sound system, has an outdoor area for pictures, and has more than enough parking. Mr. Hoshi has presented this venue to the district and proposed that we hold graduation here (the cost will be $5,500), but the venue was rejected because the district argued it would be too controversial since it's a religious facility. Even though it's a church, several local schools hold events in this auditorium: OCHSA graduation, Los Alamitos' choir shows, Pacific College graduation, etc.

It shouldn't be a problem that it's a religious facility since there wouldn't be any religious activity going on. There also aren't any religious symbols inside the auditorium and nothing to indicate that it is a church. Please sign this petition to move our venue from Cook Auditorium to Cottonwood church.

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