I am writing in regard to the graduation ceremony that was held at Mineral Ridge High School on May 27. The ceremony was very nice, but getting into the auditorium and finding a seat was a fiasco.
With almost 80 seniors graduating, you would have thought that the administration would have made arrangements so the parents of the graduates would be sure of a seat. That is not what happened. It was the first-come, first-served that would get a seat.
The doors opened at 1 p.m. and we were there at 12:45 p.m., and had to get in a line that was clear around the school. Those at the front of the line got in and not only got a seat, but forgot about the rest of the parents and grandparents as they were saving not only seats, but rows of seats. It seems that parents from Mineral Ridge do not know what first come, first-served means as when we tried to get a seat they were all taken.
My granddaughter was one of the valedictorians and her mother and I were very lucky to find four seats. Her aunt, uncle and cousins could not find seats together. They were there at 1:20 p.m. Her uncle went home. I also saw some people who had a child graduating take a reserved sign down and sit there and were not moving. Good for them. Another parent sat in the overflow section and could not get a good picture or sound of his child graduating.
Now, I know why people call Mineral Ridge, Miserable Ridge. The parents who saved seats and the administration showed us what it meant to be a Ram.