As I read the letter from Ruth Mitchell regarding her son being denied the opportunity to graduate with his classmates, I was reminded of a night nearly 60 years ago when I was pulled out of line five minutes before the junior high graduation ceremony began. I remember the shame and sadness as I stood there in my new suit trying not to cry because I was supposed to be a big boy.
Folks who work with kids have to consider what their actions will mean in the long run. You don't wait until the last moment to realize that "his paperwork was not in order." This is just another example of one individual's lack of sensitivity to the needs of his school, its staff and the children who attended that school.
Donn C. Morris, Payson