Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Letter: What is the reason behind moving graduations to Stockton?

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:21 pm

I was saddened to find out that Lodi Unified School District chose to hold the high school graduations in Stockton.

One of the best things about graduating from Lodi High School was taking part in the time-honored ceremony at the Grape Bowl. I was a flower girl for two years, first as a sophomore because my sister was graduating, and again as a junior, which was when all girls could participate. It was well-organized by our physical education instructor Ann Ganzer Braden.

The experience was amazing, not only for the flower girls and graduates, but the audience as well. After the flower girls filed in, the graduates entered the stadium — what an awesome sight! All the while, music flowed from the band, which was seated in front of the Lodi High backdrop. Ah, what wonderful memories!

I cannot imagine the justification for dropping this longtime tradition. Can anyone tell me why Lodi broke from tradition and moved the graduations to Stockton?

Nancy Schmer

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:03 am on Fri, Jun 20, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2027

    I don't know what the parking was like at the Grape bowl, but the parking situation in Stockton was horrendous. Took me 10 minutes to drive there and 25 to get through the intersection to turn into the college. THEN had to drive by empty lot after empty lot to park quite a bit further away. Not a problem for me, but my elderly parents had to stop a few times just to make the walk from the car to the ceremony.

    And this was with leaving to get there with the Seniors.

    Then inside the seating was good, but the attendees were VERY inconsiderate. They kept standing right in front of us on the walk way, blocking the view of everyone behind them. In spite of security telling the same people, repeatedly, to sit down, they kept coming back to block others view. The lady sitting behind my elderly dad let her son KICK him in the back several times (found out after we left).

    I really hope the Grape Bowl was better than all this.

     

Recent Comments

Posted 18 hours ago by Steve Schmidt.

Posted 18 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: Immigration crisis is linked to…

Here is link to article that fit in with this halloween costume. http://www.vanguardnewsnetwork.com/v1/2005/Staff031305MaliciousDuo.htm

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Steve Hansen: Climate change is real, b…

Jien, As I think I have said before, don't under estimate the value a little humor can bring to a serious discussion.

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: Immigration crisis is linked to…

"They are largely illiterate in their own language, overwhelming our schools and impeding the education of English-speaking students.&…

More...

Posted 20 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: Immigration crisis is linked to…

"beetle in a dung heap" The nirvana is very far from the reach of the Mr Portal. So must comply with the cycle of birth, life, …

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Featured Events

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists