EAGLE ROCK (CBS) — A couple wants to sue the Los Angeles Unified School District for not granting their daughter, who earned straight A’s and a 4.50 GPA, the distinction of being her high school’s valedictorian, the Eagle Rock Patch reported.
Elisha Marquez was told that her classmate Jasmine Fernandez, who earned a 4.55 GPA, would be valedictorian of Eagle Rock High School’s graduating class and that Marquez would receive the 2nd-place Salutatorian award. The 18-year-old’s family said she earned the same grades as Fernandez but that her GPA ranked just .05 lower because she didn’t take as many AP courses as Fernandez.
“It’s just like Pacquiao and Jessica Sanchez — you’re being robbed of the title,” Elisha’s mother, Carol, told CBS2.
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