'Twilight' Fan Denied High School Diploma
Apparently Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson aren't the only ones dealing with real life drama as a result of being involved with the Twilight franchise -- an Oklahoma high school is denying valedictorian Kaitlin Nootbaar her diploma after she said the word "hell" during her convocation speech.
Her speech, inspired by the one Anna Kendrick's character gives in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, went a little something like this: When I first started school I wanted to be a nurse, then a veterinarian and now that I'm closer to graduation, people would ask, 'What do you want to do?' And I would say, 'How the hell do I know? I've changed my mind so many times.'
Apparently when Nootbaar submitted her speech for approval, she wrote "heck" instead of "hell" but got caught up in the moment and dropped the four-letter word instead. Now, the school is withholding her diploma until she apologizes, but the unofficial graduate revealed on the Today show this morning that she plans to stand her ground.
"The diploma, all it really signifies is my achievements and I know what I've achieved," Nootbaar said on Today. "Maybe I'll never get my diploma and that's fine. I have other things to work towards in life, like my college diploma, becoming a marine biologist, becoming successful in my career. Those are things that are more important."
Do you agree with Nootbaar's choice to stand her ground?