[POLL] Graduation Ceremonies: Should Screaming Be Allowed?
Has the noise level in Summit and elsewhere gotten out of hand?
All across Summit, educators are gearing up for the moving up ceremonies that will begin here next week, annual occurrences that will culminate in the Summit High School graduation on June 20.
But no doubt at least some are dreading these ceremonies. Why? Because—while graduation ceremonies around the country used to be highly structured classy affairs—many have disintegrated into hours of clapping, whistling and, mostly, screaming.
Screaming has gotten so out of hand that at least some schools have had to put the kibosh on all the noise.
Indeed, only a few days ago, a South Carolina woman said police escorted her out of her daughter's graduation for cheering and then charged her with disorderly conduct.
According to graduation etiquette websites—and there are several—you should hold your applause until every graduate's name has been called.
You should also turn off your cell phone and stay until every graduate's name has been read out.
So what do you think? Should the noise level be contained in some way? Let us know in the comments section below.