Due to the school board’s demands, East Liverpool High School was forced to remove the Lord’s Prayer from the program of the graduation ceremony. However, students wanted to keep the tradition that was held for 70 years, so they did something unexpected.[Source: Youtube]
“It was a decision made because we don’t have a lot of money and we’d rather hire teachers than pay lawyers,” explained board president Larry Walton.Upon hearing Lord’s Prayer would be removed from their graduation ceremony, the senior class took it upon themselves to make a stand. During their ceremony, the students stood up and recited the famous prayer just after class valedictorian Jonathan Montgomery welcomed the family, friends, and faculty members to the graduation ceremony.