Student Refuses to Go to Graduation at New Birth Missionary…
A Southwest DeKalb High School star student said she will not attend her own graduation because it’s being held in a church.
May 25 is when the senior class will have their graduation at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
Nahkoura Mahnassi, 16, and her mother, Alisha Brown, said it’s a poor choice on the schools part because not everyone is a Christian and they feel like the ceremony should be held at the school or at a neutral venue like the Georgia Dome.
Mahnassi is not your average student, either.
“I’m in Beta Club, I’m in the magnet program, I’m pretty sure I’m in the top 10 percent at school and I was a star student,” Mahnassi told Channel 2’s Craig Lucie after he asked her to list her accomplishments.
Mahnassi also has a 3.8 GPA and thanks her mother for teaching her to stand up for what she believes in.
In this case, it’s what she doesn’t believe in and that’s her school’s decision to have their graduation ceremony at Eddie Long’s New