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by Tanner Holm
Mar 05, 2009 | 1086 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KAYSVILLE — Come graduation time, the cap and gown combination is the only fashion statement dominating most seniors’ minds. The only addition to the achievement-representing apparel that really makes a difference lately has been the honor cord. Which, thanks to Davis High student Tyler Wood, has become an addition in plurality.

Due to past policy, graduating seniors could only receive one honor cord to wear during graduation. The requirements for an honor cord include the student taking four classes directly related to the honor cord category. Even though you may qualify for more than one honor cord in your high school career, you used to only be able to receive one.

Tyler Wood, excellent student and SBO, refused to accept that.

“It’s just ridiculous, this school’s always telling us to take a variety of classes so we can find what we like to do, yet they will only grant us an honor cord if we focus all our electives into one category. It just doesn’t make sense,” Wood muttered.

After many failed discussions with the school administration and efforts to reform the past-due policy, Tyler Wood appeared in the Counseling Center, dressed professionally in a suit and tie, and read a speech advocating his position on the single honor cord tragedy.

After this shockingly forward and assertive, yet business-like approach to a policy change, the honor cord committee came to a conclusion—deciding that Wood was right. It was time for a change.

“I’m just glad now, I mean, it’d be great if we could each get three, but I’ll settle for two,” Wood said after the policy change.

The honor cord limit at Davis High is now two per student, and the qualifications for those cords are still under construction, being re-written to fit the average honor student at Davis. So don’t stop applying, there’s plenty of cords to go around, thanks to an above average student with honor-worthy determination.
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