High School Student Opts Out of Graduation Over Uniform Clash

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A Maine high school senior is opting out of his graduation ceremony after school officials told him he couldn't wear an Army sash over his gown.

Nineteen-year-old Greg Woodworth of Topsham says he will have his own graduation ceremony Sunday at American Legion Post 202 instead.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Woodworth, a senior at Mount Ararat High School, was told by school officials that he couldn't wear his Army sash because they want "unification around the school" at graduation.

Woodworth is headed to Fort Benning in Georgia in July to train to become an infantryman. Woodworth says his parents agree with his decision not to participate in the high school graduation ceremony scheduled for Sunday.

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