I just got home from our school's graduation ceremony, held downtown in Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium --a beautiful building that wouldn't be built in Sacramento today, because it's dedicated to those who died in the first war to end all wars, but I digress.
"Uniform" for the graduates included the appropriate cap, gown, and tassle. But wait, there's more.
Yearbook students got to wear a cord.
Newspaper students got to wear a cord.
Band students got to wear a medal hanging on a ribbon. The more band classes, the more medals and ribbons.
AVID students wore a white stole.
Honor students wore a gold stole.
Other students wore various pins, clips, and appurtenances.
Some had so much stuff on that you could hardly see the color of their gown!
Notwithstanding that we already have a Senior Awards Night at which we could present all this "stuff", all I could think of was how much some of them looked like the Joint Chiefs of Staff--or even perhaps a tinpot dicator.