September 20, 2021

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Trade scholar strategies to graduate from PISD

As the 2020-21 faculty calendar year draws to a shut, a foreign ex­change student is combating for something seriously important to her – the ideal to stroll the stage at graduation.

In a faculty year defined by challenging troubles, such as the pandemic and the Febru­ary wintertime storm, Princeton ISD was introduced an abnormal proposal in the course of their regular college board meeting May possibly 17.

Along with host dad or mum and Princeton alumna Tiffany Barnfield, Belgian trade college student Mia Debaisiux went before the college board to cam­paign for the right to stroll at graduation, inspite of not earning a diploma from Princeton Substantial College.

Cited as the first case of a foreign scholar in Princeton having graduated in her house country, Barnfield stated that Mia worked tough for the suitable to stroll at graduation and the college board must heavily take into account this scenario.

“Mia’s in a distinctive situa­tion,” Barnfield explained. “She’s an trade pupil from Bel­gium who concluded her senior calendar year there but did not get a diploma simply because of COVID. She did not get to participate in any form of graduation, so when she arrived to the U.S. to end out the year, she requested if she could take part in our graduation. We started out inquiring [PHS principal Clint] Sadler to see how we can make that doable and if it’s a possible task. Following he spoke with [PISD superintendent Donald] McIntyre, I spoke with [board trustee Cyndi] Darland, who asked us to put it on the agenda so that it could be discussed.”

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By Jackson King [email protected]