It seems this story is spreading fast.
Bastrop High School sort of rubbed it Damon's face on Senior class night > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaD8iQFaw7I
Well, i just found another one, it seems they prayed anyway at graduation > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYLpZIv8xFY found this on reddit searching "Damon Fowler"
Yikes, the youtube vid was posted may 20, and has 28,624 views. They disabled the comments because they were overwhelmingly against the girl praying. I saw that "ffrf" has the latest podcast with a student who spoke out about prayer at graduation; it may be the same guy. I don't have time to listen now. I think bastrop high stepped in it, big time.
I don't like the poll. The "I Agree" choice is accompanied with the following qualifier: "Nothing should be done to offend anyone regardless of their beliefs."
The "journalist" is blatantly skewing his "poll" results.
When I graduated high school, most people could wait until it was over to get their drink on. They didn't care about praying. I have attended three graduation ceremonies as a graduate (1 hs, 2 college) and never prayed at any of them formally - except for maybe the last one because it was so hot and so long and the President of the University would not shut up and hand out the diplomas.
Since graduation is almost entirely planned by the faculty and staff, I doubt any student had much to do with it. It doesn't matter if he planned the whole thing, it was not their right to force religion on him. Next time, I hope a Muslim student forces them to all fall on the ground and face east. See how they like it.