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Future soldier not allowed to wear Army sash to Legacy High graduation

Posted at 6:14 PM, May 24, 2018

A student set to graduate Legacy High School tomorrow is upset because the school won't allow her to wear her Army sash.

Keyara Wiggins joined the Army last November, and a month after she graduates high school, she's shipping off to Fort Sill in Oklahoma to begin her service.

She's already begun her physical training and her recruiter gave her an Army sash to wear proudly across the stage at graduation.

She says joining the military is a dream come true. "I wanted to wear this sash to show that I accomplished this, I'm in it all the way," she says.

But on Wednesday, she got a surprise setback.  Her assistant principal told her non-CCSD authorized authorized would not be allowed at graduation.

CCSD tells 13 Action News it's up to each individual school to decide what will be allowed at graduation.  Since Legacy doesn't have an ROTC program, they "have no control over which sashes are earned or not earned from external organizations."

Wiggins says she known of other future soldiers at other schools who are allowed to wear them.  She hopes her school will have a last minute change of heart.

But regardless, she still plans to try and bring to sash, so she can at least take pictures with it to mark her accompolishments.

"I just want everyone to know to have a voice and to stand up for what they can whenever they can," she says.