Friday, December 24, 2004


Scrooge 2004 Award

Laudator's Scrooge Award for the Year of Our Lord 2004 goes to Fred Muscara, principal of Hampton Academy Junior High School in Hampton, New Hampshire, who turned a student dressed as Santa Claus away from a school dance. In Principal Muscara's words:
It was a holiday party. It was not a Christmas party. There is a separation of church and state. We have a lot of students that go to Hampton Academy Junior High that have different religions. We have to be sensitive to that.
You might want to "share your feelings" with Principal Muscara (

Runners-up for the award are Superintendant James Gaylord ( and school board chair Nancy Serpis (, who both defended Muscara's despicable action.

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