It’s a graduation that’s been years in the making. On Veterans Day, the Austin Independent School District awarded 11 veterans with diplomas from their respective high schools. It’s a ceremony that AISD has held since 2002, offering veterans who did not finish high school and who served in any formally declared war or military engagement a chance to don the cap and gown. For some, it’s a chance they’ve waited years to take.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted,” said Air Force veteran Doyle Hobbs. “It seemed like a gift from heaven.”
“I completed my G.E.D.,” recalled U.S. Military veteran Eugenio Gaona. “But I always wished I could get it converted so I could have a diploma from my hometown. Now I’m happy. I have a high school diploma from my high school.”
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