Greenwood High School Prohibits Girl From Wearing Pants On Homecoming Court

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Homecoming for Greenwood High School is just around the corner.

Sophomore, Olivia Sutman, says: "They thought it'd be funny if they picked me."

When Sutman was nominated to be on the court she went to the office with all the other candidates.

Sutman says: "They got to the part where you can only wear a dress or a skirt and I told them I wasn't going to do it unless I could wear pants and I handed them the paper back and I went back to my class."

She says shortly after that Principal Mark Davis came to talk to her and explain why she couldn't wear pants on homecoming court.

Sutman says: "It's just a policy he came up with that it was his own opinion he thought it looked nice. And I didn't go for that."

Davis tells WBKO he believes Homecoming should be a classy formal affair and as long as he is principal that's how it's going to be. The Warren County Board of Education stands by Principal Davis and his decision. And they say legally the principal of each school has the right to decide what is and isn't acceptable for school attire.

Sutman says: "I think when I won from my class and my name was on the ballot everyone wanted to vote for me because of how the typical homecoming queen looks. All nice and sort of preppy and they're ready for something more like me."

The school picked a different homecoming candidate to take Sutman's place on the court this year. She says she's already campaigning for next year.

She says: "I'll just show up in pants. I mean what's the worst he can do?"

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