Their fears proved well founded – detailing where graduating Glen Rock seniors will be headed for higher education has met its end, according to a report in The Glen Rock Gazzette.
Principal John Arlotta told Patch in April that he'd fielded complaints from students and parents that the list published in The Echo hoists a sense of embarrassment onto students who did not get into their choice schools.
Students – led by its senior council representatives – protested Arlotta's plan, questioning if there were any students that did not support the publishing of the list. It's tradition, the students said, and should be honored.
Their protests were in vain, though, with Arlotta telling the paper "it's definite" the list won't appear in 2012.
"We have had a large group of students who disagree with not putting this in, banking on tradition," the first-year principal said in April. "The majority of students do want people to know where they're going but there are a small minority of students [who don't]. As a principal I have to think of those students too and not just the majority."
Arlotta said there was an option for students to detail where they're attending college in the legacy section, though a specific list isn't in the cards.
Student Council student rep Trisha Thadani, who led the student protests, did not respond to a request for comment.