The Meadows School in Summerlin has requested students return their 2022-23 yearbooks.
The Meadows School
A private school in Las Vegas is recalling its yearbooks after administrators found that a senior used a quote from the founder of the American Nazi Party in its pages.
The Meadows School in Summerlin requested students return their 2022-23 yearbooks due to a senior page featuring a saying attributed to founder of the American Nazi Party George Lincoln Rockwell, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The page obtained by the outlet shows an image of the student alongside the quote “Being prepared to die is one of the great secrets of living.”
Although the student submitted the line with anonymous attribution, it actually stems from a 1966 interview by “Roots” author Alex Haley of Rockwell, who coined the slogan “white power,” the Review-Journal noted.
Also on the page, the unidentified student answered the question “How can I influence others?” with “Take over the country.”
They listed their interests as politics, history and human biology.
As of Thursday, there were conflicting reports about whether the student had been asked to leave the $31,000-per-year academy or would be permitted to graduate.
The Meadows School, which was founded in 1984 by current Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, did not immediately reply to The Post’s request for a comment.
“The school needs to do a better job monitoring what they put on the yearbook,” Tony Huang, the father of another Meadows senior, told Scripps News Las Vegas this week.
The outlet also obtained a letter sent to the principal and members of the school board by a group of concerned mothers who argued that the student should receive an “educational exercise” instead of harsher punishment.
Huang said he was shocked to hear of the incident, and reiterated that he still supports the Meadows community.
“Everybody makes mistakes from time to time. And as long as they learn from this lesson, it is all good,” he said.
Last Friday, Meadows’ Interim Head of School Claude Grubair and Board Chair Matthew Chilton issued a statement saying the school was consulting with multiple groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, in the wake of the scandal.
“It is our job to help our students navigate what is morally right and wrong, and we have let not only our student-led yearbook staff down but our community as a whole,” they lamented.
Rockwell was a known Holocaust denier and shameless Hitler promoter. He was head of the American Nazi Party from its founding in 1959 through his murder in 1967 at age 49.