A New Jersey high school student who claimed his support of President Donald Trump was the reason he was not inducted into the National Honor Society has been invited to the White House — and he found out by checking his spam mail.
Boris Kizenko, a junior at Holmdel High School, says that he maintained a 4.0 GPA and served several hours of community service, but was ultimately rejected from the National Honor Society for a “character issue.”
Boris believes he was rejected for his outspoken support of President Trump; however, superintendent Robert McGarry told the Asbury Park Press that political affiliation has no factor in selecting National Honor Society members. “I can confirm that political affiliation is not a consideration for National Honor Society acceptance and that no student would be denied admittance to NHS based on his/her political speech or political party affiliation,” McGarry told the outlet,
While not a member of the prestigious organization, Boris revealed that he was invited to the White House in a recent Facebook post. In his spam mail inbox, Boris found an invitation to attend a Rose Garden speech by President Trump on Thursday.
“Today was the first day I ever checked my spam email and found this in there,” the 16-year-old shared. “After everything that has happened with the National Honors Society and my high school it is an honor to be joining the President this Thursday for this historic address.”
Boris wrote that he also hoped to present the president with a “Make Holmdel Great Again” shirt, which he used to promote his failed class presidential bid.
On Thursday, President Trump will speak at 3 p.m. about freedom of speech on college campuses.
“I hope what he’s saying will trickle down to the high school level,” Boris told Patch.com. “When you’re young, it’s important to be able to express and formulate your ideas yourself, instead of getting the regurgitated left-wing ideology that we often see in schools.”
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