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Graduation Night

October 17, 2013

It was graduation night for Mona Vee Carter at the Snake River school board meeting Wednesday evening. From left, SRHS principal Ed Jackson helps Carter turn her tassel after she received her diploma. SR school board chairman Wally Aldous assists.

THOMAS — Wednesday was graduation day for Mona Vee Carter. Her diploma was dated June 2, 1954.
Carter and her younger sister, Sonia (Carter) Merrill, went through 12 years of school together. When it came to their graduation in 1954, Sonia received a diploma; Mona received a blank piece of paper because school officials said she hadn't completed the required work.
"We are able to right a wrong," said Wally Aldous, the Snake River school board chairman.
Carter, who will turn 80 on Nov. 6, said she was very excited about receiving her diploma.

 

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