For 19 years, Ashe County High School has educated and supported all students through their educational journey. The graduation experience is a time for students to be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments. In the months prior to this event, seniors are made aware of all the activities that will be leading up to this milestone. One of the items that is addressed in these meetings is student dress for graduation. Students are informed of dress attire that meet the guidelines to participate in the ceremony. Graduation from high school is a momentous occasion, not only for graduates, but for their families. Wearing proper attire dignifies the event. Students are expected to wear dress clothing as well as dress shoes. All seniors are required to follow the same regulations. Wardrobe assistance is provided for any student to ensure the availability of proper attire. It is written in the graduation informational letter and stressed that if students inappropriately dress they will receive diplomas the following Monday, but they will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. “In the seven years I have been an administrator at Ashe County High School, we have always supplied any clothing needs for any student,” expressed Amanda Hipp, Principal. Students have the choice to comply or not walk.