LAKE PLACID - Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services have a chance to obtain a high school diploma through a state Division of Veterans Affairs program.
The Lake Placid Central School District is encouraging veterans who served in World War II, Korea or Vietnam to apply for a high school diploma as part of Operation Recognition. The program is aimed at recognizing veterans who left high school before graduating in order to serve their country.
District Superintendent Randy Richards said school districts across New York state are participating.
"Based on their life experience, vets can now get a diploma," he said at a recent school board meeting.
Outgoing school board member Gerald Blair said applying for the diploma can make for a great graduation announcement, especially if it gives a grandparent or parent the opportunity to share a graduation ceremony with a younger relative.
Veterans in the Lake Placid school district interested in participating in Operation Recognition are asked to contact District Clerk Karen Angelopoulos for information at 518-523-2475 ext. 3001.