Honorary diploma for those who left to serve
NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 6, 2012 —
From the Yolo County Office of Education
The Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) celebrated “Operation Recognition” on Thursday, May 24, at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center. The program gave honorary high school diplomas to veterans unable to earn their diplomas because they left school to serve in the armed forces.
California Education Code authorizes a local educational agency to provide for retroactive granting of a high school diploma to a former student who is a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War.
The Yolo County Office of Education was gave honorary high school diplomas to war veterans Connie Colbert of West Sacramento, Guillermo “Bill” Martinez of Woodland and and Jose Ramirez of Guinda.
The ceremony opened with the pledge of allegiance by Woodland’s Boy Scout Troop 133. The three veterans also received proclamations from Senator Lois Wolk, Fifth District, and Assembly Member Mariko Yamada, Eight District, commending them for their service and aspiration to receive high school diplomas.
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