(Teacher’s desk moves on. Teacher and Robert walk on)
Robert, I want to talk to you about your diploma.
What about it?
Well you have a choice to make and I wanted to let you know what that was all about. You can get a “regular” diploma or you could get a “special” diploma.
And the difference would be?
A “special” diploma is a certificate of completion from the high school… and you could get that now and graduate with your friends. A “regular” diploma is just that, a high school diploma and you would have to go to school a bit longer to get that one.
Will a college take a “special” diploma if I wanted to go to college?
Yes. I am sure they would.
How much more time would I have to go to school if I wanted a regular diploma?
I would say 3-4 more years.
(Robert looks at Narrator)
Well I was already 19 and the thought of sticking around another 3-4 years didn’t do much for me, so I said…
(Robert looks back at the teacher)
Since a college will accept a “special” diploma, then I think I will take that.
(Robert and the teacher leave the stage. Graduation music is heard. Principle, 2 teachers sit “on stage”. Robert comes across the stage. Is handed his diploma.)
GRADUATION!! Is there anything more wonderful?? My parents and the entire family were there. I felt the support of the entire school and when the principle said my name:
I went across the stage. When he handed me the diploma, I looked at the audience and saw it!! They were standing up….they were all standing up for me.
(Sound of applause)