- Westwind School Division
More than 225 people signed this petititon. More than 2300 made comments of a similar nature on a Facebook support page (not my doing), more than 500 people commented on a CBC story about this, and more than 200 people comment on a similar CTV story.
Radio stations, TV stations and newspapers across Canada and various international locations have published or broadcast accounts of this young man's simple request to wear a kilt at his graduation. There is a lot of misinformation being published now, and some comments are unwarranted and even cruel.
When I simply agreed to let him wear my kilt, never in a million years did I think it would create such a furore.
Thank you all, sincerely, for your comments and for showing that you care about something that need never have reached frantic proportions.
Hamish Jacobs, a Grade 12 student in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, has been told he cannot wear his family's Forbes tartan kilt at his graduation.
The school division superintendent says it is against the district dress code.
Hamish is proud of his heritage and wearing a kilt is widely accepted as appropriate clothing at a graduation.
We the undersigned petition the Westwind School Division of southern Alberta, Canada, to allow student Hamish Jacobs to respectfully wear a Forbes tartan kilt to his graduation ceremony.
The Kilt or No Kilt? petition to Westwind School Division was written by David Forbes and is in the category Students' Rights at GoPetition.