A Houston-area high school denied valedictorian honors to its top student because she enrolled six weeks late in her junior year; she was being treated for anorexia. She kept up with her school work while in a treatment facility.
Kingwood High requires valedictorians to be enrolled by the 20th day of their junior year to avoid last-minute transfers; Karen Scherr has attended district schools since kindergarten.
Despite student petitions and pleas from students on the Top 10 list at Kingwood High, school officials said the title instead would go to the number two student, Alex Gorham.
Here’s the positive news:
Gorham said the victory would be a hollow one for him and asked the school to reconsider.
He’s a winner.
And nobody’s filed a lawsuit.