You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.

No Homecoming King or Queen at this high school and people are crying ‘shame’ at the students


Officials at Rumson-Fair Haven High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey, cancelled the annual tradition of electing a king and queen of the school to be presented at the school’s homecoming football game.

In the days leading up to Friday night’s game, RFH teachers and administrators discovered that the students had rigged the vote in order to embarrass two students who may not have otherwise been elected together.

The prank would be complete when the unlikely duo appeared together at Friday’s homecoming game.

Several parents spoke to WABC about the decision to cancel the traditional fall activity.

“It’s disappointing that they would be mean-spirited to other students,” Jennifer Sullivan said.

Another parent commented that the whole ordeal was sad.

That same parent’s son said that cancelling the event was overall a loss for the school.

“It’s tradition, there’s no point in cancelling it,”Joseph Sestito III said.

Superintendent Pete Righi didn’t show much sympathy for the cancelled tradition and explained to Red Bank Green that there would be no tolerance for “mass bullying.”

“They’ve rigged the voting,” Righi said of the students. “I’m frankly embarrassed that it happens.”

According to Righi, it seemed unlikely that the school would explore future homecoming games, and that he believed the tradition had “outlived its usefulness.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Man loved Harley so much he’s being buried in sidecar
Man loved Harley so much he’s being buried in sidecar

They say “You can’t take it with you,” but a Pennsylvania man is proving them all wrong. Arthur Werner Sr., of Steel City, Pennsylvania, was determined to take his final ride in his favorite toy - his 1990 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. >> Read more trending news  He was riding the bike nearly to the end, despite his...
Lemonade stand upgrade: 7-year-old starts food truck
Lemonade stand upgrade: 7-year-old starts food truck

She doesn’t have a license yet, but that’s not stopping a 7-year-old from Arkansas from living her dream. When Kyleigh had been there done that with the traditional childhood lemonade stand, she and her mother took it to the next level and started a food truck business, KTHV reported. Kyleigh is now selling her “famous” pineapple...
Steve Carell reacts to being dubbed Hollywood's latest 'silver fox'
Steve Carell reacts to being dubbed Hollywood's latest 'silver fox'

On the red carpet for the premiere of "Despicable Me 3," Steve Carell was asked about how he feels about being named the internet’s latest silver fox (“Steve Carell is a Silver Fox and We’re Here For It“; “Move Over, Clooney: Steve Carell Is Our Favorite Silver Fox Now“; others). And his answer was...
7 things to know now: Travel ban begins; fatal YouTube stunt; NFL star considered murder
7 things to know now: Travel ban begins; fatal YouTube stunt; NFL star considered murder

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Travel ban begins: President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries goes into effect Thursday night. Foreign nationals who want to come into the U.S. must have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship&rdquo...
Mom, boyfriend charged in beating death of 2-year-old boy
Mom, boyfriend charged in beating death of 2-year-old boy

A Texas community is reeling after the death of a 2-year-old boy following a severe beating over the weekend. According to KTRK, the Houston toddler died after being beaten by a belt and burned by a hot object, authorities said. The child’s mother, Lynette Monique Gasper-Washington, and her boyfriend, Rajfik Keating, reportedly have...
More Stories