WEXFORD (KDKA) — A 17-year-old Marine will be allowed to wear her Marine dress blues and walk across the stage at her high school graduation.
Lindsay Starr finished North Allegheny High School early, signed up for the Marines, finished boot camp a few days ago and rushed home to graduate with her classmates.
She wants to do it in her Marine uniform.
“I signed my name on a dotted line to say I will serve my country,” she told KDKA-TV. “I’m not asking for recognition. I just want to walk across the stage in my high school graduation.”
It looks like she will get her way. Sources close to the district say Starr will be given an exemption to a school policy that only allows the cap and gown to be worn by graduates.
For Starr it’s simple – fight for your country and fight for your right to represent your country at a high school graduation ceremony.
The school district released a statement saying Starr will now be allowed to wear her dress blues at Friday night’s graduation ceremony.
The district says Starr has the full support of the principal and her district.