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After putting in all the work—and getting good grades—a high school senior in Amite, Louisiana couldn't enjoy his victory because of some faulty follicles. Despite wearing a cap, gown, robe, and valedictorian cord, Andrew Jones wasn't allowed to go on stage because he had a beard on his face. 

Joke's on them. Stroking one's beard is a sign of wisdom.
Joke's on them. Stroking one's beard is a sign of wisdom.
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Apparently, his school district had a rule that male students were not permitted to have facial hair, even though he had scruff on his face all year. 

Sources: WWL TV