A New Accessory for Seniors at Graduation

A new graduation cord is introduced this year. This year graduating seniors can earn a cord for FBLA.


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2018 DHS Graduate, Lydia Williams poses after graduation with all her cords.

Larisa Samryk, Reporter

Colorful coils hang from graduates neck as they walk across the turf.

Used to show off achievements from a student’s high school career, graduation cords are sought after by every soon to be graduate.

New this year is an FBLA cord. The business department and more specifically Mr. Donatelli, FBLA advisor, has been talking about making a cord for the organization for years.

“We want to honor those who go above and beyond in business in community service” Donatelli said when asked why he wanted to create a cord for FBLA.

To be eligible for the FBLA cord a student must:

  • Complete 10 hours of community service per year
  • Have advanced to FBLA states once
  • Have attended five meetings per year involved.
  • Have been involved in the organization for two years
  • Work at school store twice per year
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

After years of hard work through FBLA, students are excited to see something to show off their achievements.

“It seems like a great way to receive a cord because the students work so hard in competitions, school, and community service.” Madison Butler said.

There are many other cords a student can get from different clubs and societies, here at DHS including:

National Speech & Debate Honors Society, International Honors Thespian & Honors Thespian clubs, NAHS, FEA, Student Council, Global Scholars, NHS, Volunteer Club, French Honors Society, MATh Club, and Class Officers.