After wearing a Mexican sash at graduation, a Texas school district has not invited its reigning homecoming queen to come back to this year’s game.
On Monday, September 25, Cynthia Vasquez, the mother of the student, stated that the school took away the opportunity to crown the upcoming homecoming queen.
Last Fall, Kayleigh Craddock was crowned the homecoming queen at Brazosport High School which is located in the city of Freeport. Vasquez reported that her daughter wanted to wear the Mexican heritage sarape (stole) on top of her graduation robe in May.
“I wanted to represent my culture. I love being Mexican, and I will forever be proud,” Craddock stated.
Last Friday, the district called Vasquez to inform her that her daughter wouldn’t be allowed to participate because of the Mexican sash she wore.
Vasquez has expressed that she can’t understand why the district waited so long to reveal her punishment. Craddock added that she wouldn’t have worn it if it was out of dress code.