Funny, but no one can remember a single incident of a student being beaten up, bullied, or reprimanded by their school administrators or teachers for supporting former President Barack Obama. But dare to show your support for President Trump, and expect to pay the price. Such is the case with a New Jersey high school student who dared to openly show his support for our 45th President of the United States.
A Holmdel High School junior claims he was rejected from the National Honor Society because of his public backing of President Donald Trump, but the superintendent insists the school administration doesn’t discriminate on the basis of political affiliation.
Boris Kizenko, 16, said in a radio interview this week with NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea that he was rejected from the National Honor Society because of conflicts he encountered with the school administration, including a dispute over his backing of Trump in social media.
Kizenko, the former class president, said he campaigned for reelection by making T-shirts that said “Make Holmdel Great Again,” reminiscent of Trump’s iconic campaign slogan. Kizenko lost the race.
The student said he also had a conflict with his class adviser, who rejected the idea to host a paintball fundraiser at the school. Kizenko told the radio station he asked the principal for a second opinion but was later reprimanded for the move. –App.
Boris Kizenko appeared on Fox and Friends to explain what happened to him when he dared to use a quote from President Trump on Instagram.
The Blaze reports – Boris told WXKW he was rejected by the National Honor Society over the incidents, which the one school official said reflected a “character issue,” the Press reported.
More from the paper:
A handful of 11th and 12th graders are inducted into the National Honor Society each year. To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.66 GPA, show leadership skills and several hours of extracurricular activities and community service, according to the school website.
Applicants are also required to show they have a positive character: “The student should demonstrate an empathetic, compassionate, caring and kind behavior and attitude. The faculty council does recognize that students make mistakes. It is most important that full responsibility for their actions is assumed and a positive life-change is displayed as a result,” according to the website.
It was noted during the WXKW interview with Boris that he has 200 hours of community service and a grade-point average that’s technically higher than 4.0.
When Boris learned he wasn’t getting into the NHS, he said he launched an appeal but that the principal wouldn’t release the names of those in charge of accepting applicants.