At many schools there is great competition to be Valedictorian. One of the perps of this sophisticated and superior prank was the Valedictorian and I just bet there were people who were chomping at the bit to “narc on Mr Perfect.” Though allowed to march in graduation the 3 students were suspended for 5 days. I suspect that’s a meaningless punishment ‘cuz if they hung with the Valedictorian they probably got to exempt many of their final exams. This is not a breaking story but it is indeed notable.
Yearbook prank taints graduates
chronicle.augusta.comÂ |Â By Julia Sellers, Staff WriterÂ |Â June 06, 2008
A senior joke in the Midland Valley High School yearbook ended with three students suspended and a prank that will last forever.
When Midland Valley High yearbooks went home two weeks ago, senior portraits were in place, baby ads filled the back pages and local advertisers showed their support for the school.
But a page with false advertisements held secret messages saying “yearbook blows,” “I hate yearbook,” and “Hickson sux,” a reference to Principal Doris Hickson.
Past yearbook editors also ran silly fake ads, but this year’s prank didn’t get past administrators.
Yearbook editors Tiffany Redd and Josh Kucela and business editor Ashley Videtto were suspended for running the fake ads.
Ms. Redd said she didn’t want to speak about the suspension, and Mr. Kucela and Mr. Videtto did not return calls for comment.
Under Aiken County’s student code of conduct, suspended and expelled students can have privileges revoked, school attorney Bill Burkhalter said. Privileges include walking at graduation. There are no specific punishments for seniors or senior pranks.