They have sued without merit, too busy making asses of themselves to celebrate their daughter's considerable accomplishment. They are also failing to teach their daughter a couple of life lessons. First, you can do everything right and still not get first place. Second, there is always someone just as bright and talented fighting for your spot.An Eagle Rock couple is considering filing a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District after their daughter, who earned straight A's and had a 4.50 GPA, was denied the honor of valedictorian and had to settle for salutatorian, her family says.But according to Eagle Rock Patch, she had only a 4.50 weighted GPA after the first semester of her senior year, one notch below Eagle Rock High’s Jasmine Fernandez, who managed a 4.55.Consequently, Fernandez stood as the 3,000-student school’s valedictorian Wednesday, and Marquez had to settle for salutatorian, according to Elisha’s father, Nelson.And to Elisha’s mother, Carol, the second-place finish means that her daughter's "sleepless nights" were essentially “for nothing.”"It's flawed. It's wrong," Carol told The Times. "All her hard work is not being recognized. All she had was straight A's. Not a B, ever."
There doesn't seem to be any shady ranking, no reason to cry foul, except the parents aren't happy with the result. I hope this girl goes far away in life and learns better.
So close. The grades do speak for themselves. Saying this makes her a loser and blaming someone else for the results is childish. Here's hoping they raised her better than that.Nelson concedes that graduation has passed and the situation “is what it is.” But he dismissed the notion that other parents might find their family’s complaint excessive.“They’re not in the situation,” he said. “You don’t want your kid to be a loser. That’s what they’re basically saying. Be a loser.“It’s not my mistake,” he added. "It’s [the district’s] mistake. At the end of the day the grades speak for themselves.”