Korean War veterans to receive diplomas - August 27, 2007

Record Number: 3333
Displayed from: Aug 27, 2007 , until: Sep 14, 2007

Two Korean War veterans will receive their high school diplomas Saturday, Sept. 1, more than 50 years after they would have graduated from high school. Carl Edwards, who attended Central High School, and Arthur Flotow, who attended South Side High School, will be presented diplomas by Fort Wayne Community Schools Security Director John H. Weicker at a ceremony hosted by the Quiet Warrior Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association. Since 2002, state legislation has allowed school districts to award diplomas to veterans of World War I and World War II who left school to serve their country. More than 400 veterans have received diplomas under the program. This year, Senator Tom Wyss and Representative Phil GiaQuinta worked to extend the legislation to veterans who served in Korea or Vietnam. Carl Edwards and Arthur Flotow are both lifelong Fort Wayne residents who saw significant ground combat as Infantrymen during the Korean War. Saturday's ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge, 4940 Bluffton Road, following the KWVA breakfast at 8 a.m. Media is invited to the breakfast as well as the ceremony. Contact: Dick Loney at 447-5296 or 427-2205

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.