Chelsea Stanton is the student from Collingswood High School (New Jersey) who didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Her district’s code of conduct required all students to stand during the Pledge, but because of Chelsea’s activism, they’re going to change that.
Now, Chelsea has put up a YouTube video explaining her side of the story. The good stuff really begins at the 5:50 mark:
My favorite part: Where she goes to her teacher and administrator with the law that says she doesn’t have to stand up for the Pledge… and then they tell her Fine, but don’t tell anyone about it.
She didn’t listen. She told she media. And that’s how she got the district to change its policy. (A brilliant move.)
She’s graduating on Tuesday and I hope she gets a huge round of applause when she walks across the stage. She’s well-deserving of it.