Dress code petition got it wrong
I’m a student at Kauai High School and I’m writing to address an article The Garden Island newspaper published March 10 regarding the petition about the dress code for Kauai High’s prom.
The fact is Kauai High School’s prom dress code is similar to most schools’ prom dress code throughout the state. The petition also didn’t actually state what the students who wrote the petition wanted the dress code to be, only that they found the dress code unacceptable as it is.
They also didn’t attempt to speak to an administrative figure before creating the petition, which would have been the proactive route to take.
A PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) meeting was scheduled March 8 to address these students’ concerns regarding the dress code, which the author of the petition chose not to attend. Regardless, prom is meant to be about celebrating time with classmates, and having fun, not about clothing.
Rachel R. Dressler, Kauai High School Leadership student
Dress code has been around a long time
I’m not much of a formal writer, but I️ am a fan of formal dances. This whole controversy about what is appropriate and not appropriate to wear to a school dance is unnecessary.
Although “the future is female” and women are empowering, we are still teens in high school still going through crazy hormones. The strict dress code has always been that way for the past generations and ever since elementary and middle school, the rules on what to wear has been drilled into our minds, otherwise there are consequences for not abiding by them.
Sure, it may be nice to wear a high slit, backless dress; however, just because the rules state that we are not allowed to wear such exposed clothing does not mean we can’t have fun at a dance even when our body is less-exposed.
Women can be confident fully clothed because a true lady shines from the inside, radiating her positivity towards others. Anyways, we need to realize that we are still teens going to a school dance and we should know that although we are not stepping onto school grounds, we are still going to a dance representing our school which obviously would have rules and regulations.
This is my opinion. Those who are not happy with how the rules are making us cover up, then you might as well not go to the dance.
Tiffany Sagucio, Koloa