On May 31 I attended the awards presentation at Creswell High School. I knew my granddaughter Madison Marrs had a grade point average that qualified her for a silver cord. Her name was not called when the silver cords were handed out. On Friday, June 1 she inquired as to why she hadn’t received her silver cord. She was told it was possibly because of her learning disability, but they would check.
The following week she was told she should have gotten a cord. One had not been ordered for her, but they would get one. The next day as Madison was passing the office the secretary handed her the cord.
If something needed to be checked on, why wasn’t it done before awards night? Because of the delay Madison did not receive her cord along with her classmates. Her name was not included in the graduation article in The Chronicle, and there was no star beside her name in the graduation program.
Other than a couple of teachers who didn’t want to deal with Madison’s learning disability she had excellent teachers during her four years at Creswell High School.
As Madison’s grandmother, I wrote this letter in the hope that it gives her the recognition she deserves for her hard work and perseverance. I also hope no other student at Creswell High will be demeaned in this way again.
Gayle (Grousbeck) Jordan
Class of 1962