This Sunday, a community rally will be held for Cody Stephens, a  Gainesville High senior whom supporters feel is being shortchanged on graduation day. Gainesville High School administrators have ruled Cody Stephens will be a co-valedictorian this year even though he and his mother were told that he indeed had the highest GPA in his class. Valerie Stephens said her son has a 4.75 grade point average and feels according to the school’s own written policy, Cody should be the sole valedictorian. We had the chance to sit down and talk with her about the issue and about the rally that will happen this coming Sunday. Click the audio link to hear the conversation…

The Rally will be held:






Comments (3)
  1. Candi says:

    That’s ridiculous and I agree wit h Derrick. How is that they expect this mother and the community to sit by idoly and allow them to change the rules when it’s convenient for them to do so. And the African American principal needs to grow some testicular fortitude and stand up for what he knows is right. Just a shame for real.
    Cody, YOU GO HEAD WITH YOU BAD SELF! KUDOS to you and your mother for hanging in there and achieving your goals. I wish you even more success in all you do with your life.

  2. Buster BM says:

    Why isn’t the school explaining why the student with the highest GPA is not the sole valedictorian?? Curious??

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