Texas high school forced to settle valedictorian controversy after policy confusion
POSTED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 5:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The controversy over Ben Bolt, Texas' valedictorian has been settled.
The debate centered around some final semester college courses and whether those are allowed to count toward a student's final GPA.
Both sides of the battle to who will be Ben Bolt's next valedictorian have been put through the ringer.
Cody Trejo said the school told him he was valedictorian but went back and told him that he wasn't. Last week the school said the same to his competitor, Elizabeth Zambrano who was salutatorian at the time.
"It just hurt my daughter because we're just trying to find out what was right, what was fair," said Lori Zambrano, Elizabeth's mother.
There was confusion, however, as to what policy the school should follow. The controversy got so heated, the school and each student had representation from lawyers at an emergency school meeting
It was there that board members made their final decision.
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