Illinois in 2002 enacted a law to allow school districts to award honorary degrees to veterans who dropped out of school during the World War II and Korean War eras.
To receive their diploma, veterans can return to the school or school district they attended and present a copy of their 214 form showing an honorable discharge.
In 2009, that act was amended to include Vietnam War era veterans.
Qualified veterans can contact the following individuals to receive their diplomas:
• Alton High School: Lajonne Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 462-0000
• Bethalto High School: Julie Fitzgerald, email@example.com or (618) 377-7200, ext. 200
• Roxana High School: Fonda Starbuck, firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 254-7541
• Wood River High School: Dr. John Pearson, email@example.com or (618) 254-3151, ext. 2502
For information, contact Chuck Bennett at (618) 259-5434 or (618) 954-1236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.