As the 2020-21 school calendar year draws to a shut, a overseas ex­change pupil is battling for a little something really significant to her – the suitable to wander the phase at graduation.

In a faculty year described by hard problems, such as the pandemic and the Febru­ary winter season storm, Princeton ISD was introduced an abnormal proposal through their typical faculty board conference May 17.

Alongside with host guardian and Princeton alumna Tiffany Barnfield, Belgian trade university student Mia Debaisiux went right before the college board to cam­paign for the right to walk at graduation, regardless of not earning a diploma from Princeton High University.

Cited as the 1st circumstance of a overseas college student in Princeton owning graduated in her household state, Barnfield reported that Mia worked tricky for the proper to wander at graduation and the school board really should closely contemplate this case.

“Mia’s in a special situa­tion,” Barnfield claimed. “She’s an exchange student from Bel­gium who finished her senior yr there but did not get a diploma since of COVID. She did not get to take part in any kind of graduation, so when she came to the U.S. to complete out the 12 months, she requested if she could take part in our graduation. We commenced asking [PHS principal Clint] Sadler to see how we can make that feasible and if it’s a feasible process. Right after he spoke with [PISD superintendent Donald] McIntyre, I spoke with [board trustee Cyndi] Darland, who asked us to set it on the agenda so that it could be talked about.”

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By Jackson King [email protected]