valedictorian

A Louisiana community celebrates the valedictorian banned from graduation ceremony over his refusal to shave his facial hair. The case raised questions about school districts selectively enforcing its policies.

Black woman graduates as first valedictorian at the world's first school of dentistry. She was just one of 10 Black female students in a graduating class of 130 students.

A Louisiana high school prevented its valedictorian from graduating because he refused to shave off his facial hair. The school district said it has a longstanding ban on male facial hair. But it was not enforced during the school year.