It’s one of those high school stories to be told for ages.
In a widely shared TikTok video, Ellie McCormick disclosed a distressing incident that occurred, displaying a pink-toned document urging her to settle a financial obligation.
“Your diploma has been pulled until you have paid your laptop repair fee. Please see the amount below…,” a portion of the pink slip wrote.
On the lowest part of the document, the complete name of the postgraduate was displayed alongside this written in all caps, “$15 fee – Laptop Repair.”
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In spite of the underwhelming occasion, McCormick had a cheerful expression as she sported her emerald hat and robe, adding a caption to the video, “Hot girls get a pink diploma anyway.”
Observers leaped to the section for remarks beneath the video, which presently boasts more than 720,000 views, exchanging their comparable end-of-year educational cost encounters.
“…I paid 68 dollars for losing my bag and charger literally a few hours before we walked the stage😭,” a distraught commenter said.
“My school tried to hold my diploma over 75 cents from me breaking a keycap…in the 4th grade,” another wrote in the comments.
McCormick made a reply with, “Your [sic] s—-ting me.”
“I guess you learned your first lesson in life. You gon pay what you owe,” another reply reads.
Regarding the reason behind McCormick being instructed to hand over the $15, the recent secondary school graduate disclosed in the recording that she misplaced her laptop bag in her first year.
McCormick managed to stroll across the stage, despite the fact that she lacked her diploma achievement.
In February, a different student encountered a comparable situation when a negligible unpaid amount of money of 1 penny jeopardized their likelihood of obtaining their degree at Washington State University.
Katie Lane got an email informing her about the minor outstanding amount on her educational record, acknowledging she was “terrified” by it.
Fortunately, Lane received confirmation from a representative of the university that she, or any other typical student, would not face diploma retention due to outstanding debts.
The principal of a Philadelphia high school refused to give a diploma to a student from the school after she performed a dance on the stage during a graduation event.
Abdur-Rahman received her diploma following the event and was later apologized to by the assistant superintendent of the institution.