I’m frustrated. And confused. My daughter was nominated for Homecoming court, but her name did not appear on the ballot because she was deemed academically ineligible. The minimum requirement was a 2.5 GPA. As this term doesn’t have enough time to be a valid impression, they used last years final term. When she finished last year with 2-A’s, 3-B’s and 1-C, does that not make 2.5? I think it makes MORE than 2.5 but that’s my math.
I am frustrated by this system that seems to have denied her a spot on the court and the Homecoming Princess title had she been elected by her peers. Not that the court is everything, but the validation from peers has significantly longer ‘hang time’ than that of a parent. In today’s climate, it seems that peers have more ability to impress or deflate and I am frustrated and the opportunity lost.
I am in contact with the person who validated the grades, but at this point what’s done is done. My daughter has said it’s okay and doesn’t matter, but I watched her face fall when she said she wasn’t on the ballot. Am I a fanatic for wanting the apology to her for being unfairly removed?