Blair Hornstine, who sued her school district for $2.7 million for trying to name a co-valedictorian, has settled for $60,000, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. She’ll get $15,000; the rest will go to her lawyers.
Blair Hornstine was reviled for filing a lawsuit to prevent a classmate from sharing valedictorian honors; she felt compelled to skip her graduation ceremonies. Due to the publicity, her plagiarized newspaper articles were revealed; Harvard withdrew its acceptance. Poetic justice can be harsh.
It appears Hornstine will not start college this fall. If she did get in somewhere at the last minute, her family has kept it quiet. Well, she’s supposed to have some variation of chronic fatigue syndrome. She could use a year off.