The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas this spring to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States.
A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or because of internment by order of the federal government, some veterans or other citizens were not able to achieve this milestone. Senate Bill 1517 allows the County Office of Education to grant honorary high school diplomas to these individuals.
Veterans or internees who resided in Yolo County during these wars and would have graduated from high school are eligible to apply for an honorary high school diploma. To request an application to participate in “Operation Recognition,” contact Leslie Valentine at 530-668-3755 or [email protected], or Gayle McLevich at 530-668-3710 or [email protected].
The application and verification of military eligibility or honorable discharge must be received at the Yolo County Office of Education by Thursday, May 9. A ceremony to present these honorary diplomas is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Yolo County Office of Education in Woodland.
Diplomas may be awarded posthumously to the family of a veteran.