In Omaha, hundreds of graduates are planning to walk across the stage and receive their own diplomas over the next few weeks.
Students say their school's dress code policy was made very clear, even if it was not in writing.
It’s not a double take, twin sisters Kristen and Kara Schnider are fresh high school graduates. They earned their diplomas from Concordia High School last Sunday. Their dress code was unspoken but enforced, nothing too casual.
"What we were supposed to wear underneath was just word of mouth it wasn't anything that was written out. They weren't allowed to wear jeans and shorts which was made clear,” Kara Schnider said.
The sisters wouldn't leave one another behind on graduation day, let alone a classmate behind because of a dress code policy. "I think that our class would have not really liked it very much, I think we would have probably stood up for one another and maybe taken a stand for that one person,” Kara said.
"We probably would have tried to let them walk down with us because they probably would have been our close friend,” Krista said.
"If you come in just jeans and tennis shoes and just a t-shirt, you would not be able to walk but basically you have to come dresses up, with your cap and gown on and be ready to graduate,” said Khadijah Smith, a soon-to-be graduate of Northwest High School.
In the Omaha Public School District, ‘Captain America’ T-Shirts, jeans or tennis shoes are not allowed on graduation day. Reporter asks, "What’d they say if you came in something like this?" Jonathan says, "You would not walk." Reporter asks, "They made it pretty clear?" Jonathan says, "Very clear."