Commonwealth Policy Center

A Campbell County High School student gave “the honor, the praise and the glory to my lord and savior Jesus Christ” in his commencement speech. But those additional comments weren’t approved by the administration. And for that, Micah Price had his diploma withheld. Price reminded his fellow classmates their need for salvation and urged them to follow God with their lives. School policy said that any student who ad-libbed would not receive his diploma. But in a tax-funded public school, students are protected by the First Amendment. Makes you wonder if non-approved comments about global warming or Pride Month would be treated the same. There are many problems in our public schools today, but students talking about God and urging their fellow students to follow him isn’t one of them.