This is a guest post by Max Nielson. Max is a student at the College of Charleston.
In 2012, I filed a federal lawsuit against South Carolina’s Lexington/Richland School District 5, where I attended Irmo High School, because I wanted to do something to change the district-wide policy of holding Christian prayers during graduation ceremonies. (They let the majority-Christian senior class vote on the prayer, but the outcome was never in doubt.)
The lawsuit was amended to include the district practice of holding preacher-led prayers at board meetings after I recruited two younger District 5 students, Dakota McMillan and Jacob Zupan, to maintain legal standing after my graduation.