Skip to comments.Teen's Senior Pix Banned From Yearbook
Posted on 01/05/2012 10:55:35 PM PST by beaversmom
DURANGO, Colo. -- A teenager said Durango High School is refusing to publish one of her senior photos in the yearbook.
Sydney Spies, 18, told the Durango Herald that administrators told her the senior portrait she submitted would not be printed in the yearbook because her attire in the photo violated dress code.
The newspaper said the high school requires that tops "fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student."
The photo Spies submitted shows her wearing a yellow skirt with a black shawl that exposes her shoulders and midsection.
"We'll get the ACLU involved if they censor," said Sydney's mother, Miki Spies, on Facebook. "Don't say, 'Can't she just submit a different picture?' Censorship is wrong."
On Thursday evening, Miki Spies posted a longer comment on the controversy on her Facebook page:
"I wanted my daughter to chose a different photo but she is 18 and doesn't always listen! I knew this would be hard and it's proving to be. But when SHE chose this beautiful photo on my profile, I was 100% going to support her. Now that I know about Student Press Laws, I'm appalled that the administration disregarded the original vote by the student editors (4-0 in favor of Sydney Spies being able to use the photo) and got involved to overrule the photo. I guess word is spreading about this case all over the state and some people are talking about what a terrible mother I am. Some are upset at the administration is strong arming the students and some just think the picture is hot..."
I like the way she thinks!
You gotta be kidding me that any mom thought that was an appropriate year book photo.
I think this was done on purpose to generate publicity as a short cut to a modeling or acting career.
Funny, when I was in high school, our senior pictures had all the girls picture din the same way, a top with neck and shoulders slightly but modestly exposed. A girl from the Nazarene church refused to pose this way, and so was consigned to the back page of he annual. But she just took her medicine.
She looks like a ho!
Moms aren’t what they used to be.
I think I’m on the school’s side of this issue.
Seriously, if she wants to remember how hot she thought she was, when she was 17, get some private pics taken and preserve them.
A school year book is supposed to be something dignifying, not something you end up regretting.
NOT GUILTY !
audition for porn star....not really appropriate for high school IMHO
“It pays to advertise”-—just a phrase we used years ago-—Mother is an ass and does the daughter no service by taking her side-—too bad some parentas today can’t see their daughters as ‘ladies’ and not just girls
>>Censorship is wrong.
Then how about topless? Bottomless? Explicit?
Sydney, your mom is showing about as much intelligence now as when she named you. You wanna post sexy photos of yourself, do it on Facebook (and be ready for the consequences).
Yeah - something doesn’t smell right. Mom is saying that she didn’t want that photo. But then says “but we’ll support her on her choice”.
Some things I can see standing by your child when they make poor choices (like getting pregnant, etc.). But it sounds like this choice of photo might be a good learning experience for the kid to battle on her own - and accept the consequences.
BTW - I wonder what her hourly rate is?
All you prudes:
All she’s doing is climbing the stairs to get ready to do her pole dance.
Hopefully the teen will be able to use that picture. That way, 20 years from now when she is broken down and living in a trailer with her 4th baby daddy, people will be able to rummage through her old year book, find that picture and think “OK, it all makes sense now.”
It is pretty obvious that the mom is gay if you go to her FB page. So the fact she does not understand boundaries comes as no surprise.
I have kids in high school. I was surprised to learn there are more than a few Moms who still want to be head cheerleader or prom queen, and happily wear mini-skirts shorter than those of their daughters'.
Ah youth! If I was 30, er that is 40, No,No, 45 years younger I wouldn’t mind taking her up La Plata Canyon to see the mountain ranges from the top.
Oh wait, La Plata Canyon is closed in winter. Oh well, how about a trip to Lemon Dam or Valcito!
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