Once again, the Yolo County Office of Education is offering honorary high school diplomas to veterans and internees whose schooling was interrupted by war. Those eligible are veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with students who were interned in the United States.
Senate Bill 1517 allows county offices of education to grant the honorary high school diplomas.
Veterans or internees who lived in Yolo County during these wars and would have graduated from high school are eligible to apply for their diplomas. Applications for “Operation Recognition” may be requested by calling Patti Robles at (530) 668-3755 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gayle McLevich at (530) 668-3710 or email@example.com.
The application and verification of military eligibility or honorable discharge must be submitted to the Office of Education by Thursday, May 12. A ceremony to present the honorary diplomas is planned for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in Woodland.
Diplomas may be awarded posthumously to the family of a veteran, McLevich said.