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Christian High Schooler Gets Denied Diploma After Ignoring Rules Against Jesus

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Micah Price

Micah Price, a Kentucky high school senior, sparked controversy during his graduation ceremony. Speaking at Campbell County High School, Price detailed his faith in God during his speech, which was not approved by the school Superintendent Shelli Wilson.

Administrators

School administrators expected him to stick to secular topics outlined in the approved script.

Superintendent Shelli Wilson

Price was only allowed to acknowledge Jesus Christ at the speech’s beginning, as clarified by Superintendent Shelli Wilson.

Diverged

During his graduation speech, Micah Price diverged from the approved content and delved into a minute-long exhortation.

Embrace God

Price encouraged his fellow students to embrace God in their lives.

Repercussions

Despite facing repercussions, including the withholding of his diploma, Price displayed maturity in handling the incident.

Freedom of expression

The incident has sparked a debate about freedom of expression and adherence to established guidelines within educational institutions.

Passionately expressed

From the stage, Price passionately expressed, “He is the light, the way, the truth, and the life,” emphasizing the transformative power of faith.

Truth and guidance

Micah Price’s religious declaration during his graduation speech, emphasizing the importance of turning to his “lord and savior” for truth and guidance.

Denial of diploma

This resulted in the denial of his diploma and raised debates on the boundaries of personal beliefs in educational settings.

Consequences

School administrators, including Wilson, emphasized the consequences of deviating from approved speech content, highlighting the protocol for maintaining speech consistency at school events.

TikTok

The student took to his TikTok account to address the situation, acknowledging his technical violation of the Campbell County code and rules by diverging from the prescribed guidelines during his graduation speech.

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