On Wednesday, 13WMAZ aired a story about why 17-year-old Katelin Harrison can't graduate with honors from Jones County High School. It's due to a rule that says to graduate with honors, a student must have attended the school for his or her entire senior year. Since then, our 13WMAZ Facebook page has been inundated with comments.
"It makes my daughter feel good, it makes my daughter feel good, it makes me know that I'm not wrong and that Katelin's not wrong. That we are right and this is not a right way to do an honor graduate," said Christina Meyer, Harrison's mom.
Ginger Bailey, Jones County Board of Education chairman, said she sympathizes with the family. However, she added the school makes policy and doesn't break policy.
When asked what she would do if Harrison was a military student, the chair said she would still have to follow the rule and hopes that does not happen. Bailey and Superintendent Mathews said the board might review the policy for future graduating classes.
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