There is no place for evil girls in this school!
A Michigan high school has decided to stop crowning the welcome queens amid bullying problems.
Chelsea High School decided to stop the "obsolete" tradition due to its competitive and stereotypical nature, according to a letter from the Student Council.
The process of reigning home often left the girls feeling confronted, intimidated or with hurt feelings.
"We do not want one of the biggest prizes in our school to be associated with 'pretty' or 'popular' stereotypes that are limited to a specific category of students, 'he wrote in the letter from the student council president, Drew Vanderspool.
The #WhyYouMatter campaign of the school highlighted the contributions of the students. The students believed that the tradition of the queen of the party clashed with the message of the project
Chelsea High School says the process of reigning home often left girls feeling confronted, intimidated or hurt. Instead, there will now be an award of excellence & # 39;
The responses to the change have been mostly positive, although some students who hoped to be named as the dance queen are disappointed, said Maddie Dunlap, a sophomore and public relations president of the Student Council.
"It was a problem that we have had for a long time, and we never solved it," Dunlap said. "We thought it was time for a change."
The change follows the # 2016HowYouMatter campaign of high school 2016-17, which highlighted the contributions of students and staff after the death of three students since October 2015.
Student Council members believed that the queen's tradition of the welcome dance clashed with the message of the project, said Adam Schilt, an English teacher and counselor with the Student Council.
The change comes after the 2016-17 high school campaign #WhyYouMatter, which highlighted the contributions of students and staff after the death of three students since October 2015
Instead, the school will deliver a new excellence award, which will be open to students regardless of their gender.
"(The award for excellence) helps change what we value," said Schilt.
The new award will take into account the academic, social and emotional attributes of the students, said Valerie Johnson, an English teacher and Student Council advisor.
The award for excellence will be announced at the school's welcome football game on September 21.