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A Bold Stand for Christ

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

At Campbell County High School in Kentucky, Micah Price, who was a graduating senior was set to receive his diploma on graduation night, which was on Friday, May 24, 2024. However, after Price delivered a commencement speech, the school denied him his diploma.

Price finally received his diploma on Wednesday after a meeting with school officials. The school withheld his diploma after Price went off-script in his commencement speech from the draft that was approved by the school administration.

In the first section of the speech which was approved by the school administration, Price thanked his, “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” However, at the end of the speech, he went off-script and said, “He’s the light, He’s the way, the truth and the life. Class, everyone in the audience today, I’m here to tell you that if you don’t have any of those things in your life, you can’t seem to find the answer, my Lord and Savior is the answer. He will give you the truth, the way and the life.”

According to Price, the school made it clear that going off script at any moment in the speech would have repercussions. Talking about the situation he said, “I agree with both; I went against the rules, I should be punished, and I should have my diploma held. But also, I simply cannot enter a place or a building and not talk about my Savior and urge people to give their lives to Him.”

This was a bold stand for Christ, and the reality is, this is an example we all need to follow, as we are all called to take courageous stands for Christ. We are called to be fishers of men who publicly tell the world about the only One who can bring humanity eternal salvation, Jesus Christ.


Father, please bless Micah Price for his courageous and bold stand for You. Lord, help us to take seriously our mandate to publicly tell the world about You and the salvation You alone bring. Father, may we bring You glory in all of our actions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.