I've followed the link you've given and subsequent links for a bit.
It really is quite strange that his teacher's idea of fun is illegally praying to yahweh. And the student is "ruining" the fun" by not wanting to join in on the collective delusion. Wow.
Good for him for standing up for his rights! Best of all, he got a $1,000 scholarship from "Freedom from Religion" and he got OVER $31,000 from online donations carried out by "Friendly Atheist", the site you linked to!
Probably the best decision of his life, no student loan debt for him!