UPDATED 7:54 AM PT — Tuesday, February 5, 2019
A New Jersey high school student said he was rejected from the National Honor Society, because of his support for President Trump.
16-year-old Boris Kizenko spoke out about the incident in a recent interview, saying it all started when he posted a quote from President Trump to the class Instagram page he was in charge of.
Kizenko said he was careful to pick an inspirational quote that was not political. Still however, school officials demanded he take down the post and hand over the password to the social media account.
“They took away all my social media authority as a class president, and my class advisor…she demanded the class Instagram password from me, I appealed her decision, I said this isn’t right, and I got a conduct report for appealing that decision,” he explained. “They told me that I was being a monarch in the student council, and they also said that that doesn’t represent the ideals of the class.”
Kizenko said the school administration told him he had a “character flaw” leading to the National Honor Society’s decision to drop him.
The junior has a 4.0 GPA and more than 200 hours of community service experience.