WWII vets to get diplomas from North Schuylkill School District
FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Three men in the North Schuylkill School District who went off to war before graduating from high school will be honored with diplomas in November.
During its Oct. 23 meeting, the North Schuylkill school board approved granting high school diplomas to Harold R. Reichwein Sr., Ashland, who attended Butler Township High School; Owen McGinley, Aristes, who attended Conyngham Township High School, Columbia County; and Francis Joseph Kruskie, Mount Carmel, who attended Frackville High School. Those former high schools are now part of North Schuylkill.
Reichwein and McGinley are World War II veterans, and Kruskie is a veteran of the Korean War.
"This will be an interesting thing coming up on Nov. 8," said district Superintendent Dr. Andrew D. Smarkanic. "We're going to issue them diplomas during the Veterans Day program we hold every year. In my career, this is the first time that I have the opportunity to do something like this. I'm looking forward to it."
The program will be held in the high school auditorium at 8 a.m.