The first thing I would do is to check with another activity sponsor that traditionally (at least around here) grants a cord or sash to students such as Key Club, National Honor Society, or Model UN. When researching for our school divisions policy we learned that a club/activity can grant a sash/cord/medallion to a student to wear at graduation . Our student leadership decided they wanted to be a bit different than most clubs so they designed a medallion and created the criteria for earning the right to wear it at graduation.
Our main school “allows” students to wear the pins from the games, and any medals they win over their four years during the ceremony. (Ironically any of our students graduating from the class of 2009 or 2010 had four medals which made quite a sound when walking)
I don’t exactly remember how, but our lead teacher mentor was able to get the graduating seniors last year (including me) all green graduation cords (green for CircuitRunners of course). My point is if red, white, and blue aren’t available (such as for NFHS as indicated above), you could try going for your team’s colors instead.
Just curious if anyone has anyone has been denied approval to wear cords to represent First by their school. This is the first year that our seniors have tried and because of other students putting up a protest, the principal told the robotics team that they could not be worn during the ceremony.
For 131, seniors receive two cords for graduation from Dave Kelso and accompanying mentors. Green and orange, to represent the team’s colors. And though I only wore the cords at graduation, some of the seniors in the past also choose to wear the medals they’ve accumulated over the years they were on the team.
This was such at my High School, so we couldn’t wear them during the ceremony.
We were, however, allowed to wear them in pictures post ceremony. While some of the students on my team wore theirs, I opted not to out of respect for my friends joining the military.
Please check with your school before wearing your Red White and Blue chords in ANY scenario. Please don’t upstage the fine young men and women dedicating (at least part of) their lives to their country.