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Grads Refused Diplomas for Loud Cheering Sections

Four students didn't receive diplomas until after commencement



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    Four Schaumburg junior high school students were refused diplomas Monday because their families were cheering too loudly for them during commencement. 

    The students from Jane Addams Junior High School had to pick up their diplomas at the school office after graduation, according to the Daily Herald.
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 told the Daily Herald a “no cheering” rule has been in effect for several years at their schools. District officials said commencement ceremonies are 90 minutes long and cheers from the audience can obscure the names of students accepting their diplomas.

    Addams Principal Steve Pearce told the Daily Herald he’s received support for the policy in letters and emails. He added that the families of the students who did not receive their diplomas Monday were apologetic.

    Enforcing commencement rules is seemingly becoming a trend these days.
    Professed proud mom Shannon Cooper from South Carolina was charged with disorderly conduct last week after police escorted her out of her daughter’s graduation for cheering too loudly, according to