High School Graduation. What’s With the Screaming?

All across America, school administrators are preparing for the graduation ceremonies at their schools.

And dreading it. graduation-cap

You may be wondering why they’re not looking forward to this exciting day in young people’s lives? Well, there are several reasons.

The signs. The whistling. The horns. The noisemakers. The silly string. And dozens of other things that can be disruptive.

Did I mention the screaming?

Most of all, the screaming.

People often say that kids have changed over the years. I don’t know about that, but I’m almost positive that graduation ceremonies have.

They are no longer highly structured classy events.

They are rock concerts (it wasn’t this loud at the Def Leppard concert I attended in 1987).

The crowd used to be in attendance to watch the event. Now they are there to participate.

People used to get dressed up for graduation in their finest outfits and applaud when their sons or daughters walked across the stage.

Now, they show up mainly to scream.

I do wonder… is there a direct correlation between how much parents love their children based on how loud they scream during graduation?

And am I the only one who has noticed how graduation ceremonies have changed over the years?

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