A North Carolina high school graduate who was denied his diploma for wearing a Mexican flag during the ceremony formally got his degree Monday.
Ever Martinez Lopez, 18, picked up his diploma Monday at Asheboro High School, after the teen was denied his sheepskin Thursday for allegedly violating the school’s dress code.
“I’m feeling so grateful now that I got what I deserved,” the teen told reporters. “It really means a lot.”
Lopez said he was calm and held “his head high” during the meeting with the school’s principal, Penny Crooks, who denied the teen his diploma as he wore the Mexican flag draped across his shoulders, video shows.
“I knew that I was going to go in there and fight hard for it, and at the end, we came out with it,” Lopez said.
Ever Lopez wore a Mexican flag on top of his gown at his Asheboro High School graduation.Facebook
Lopez said he had no regrets