Kindergrads? Seriously?? Apparently yes, according to Virginia's Oak Hall Cap & Gown
, whose web site I was looking at for an entirely different reason, at least 10,000 kindergartens and preschools hold formal graduation ceremonies complete with mortarboards, gowns, Mother Goose diplomas and special commemorative tassels, because, as the site says, "this event doesn't happen everyday." Ahem. Sounds like it will soon. Why draw the line at formal commencement exercises for kindergarten? Why not celebrate graduation from 2nd, 3rd and 11th grade, or from first semester to second?
OK, enough grumbling. The real reason I was on the Oak Hall site was because Inside Higher Ed
said the Virginia company had just launched a GreenWeaver line of graduation gowns made from recycled plastic bottles, 23 per gown. Seems like the greener option is simply recycling the gowns you have via rentals, but OK...