Four seniors in the Springdale High School class in 1956 missed graduation to join the army.
Springdale, Ark — The Springdale School District has added four honorary graduates to its 2022 graduation class.
The four “super seniors” joined the army in 1956 and missed graduation. Air Force veterin Carl Stults, Army Veterinarian Bobby Burke, Air Force Veterinarian Charles Leroy Moon, and Air Force Veterinarian Bob Self have joined the 484 graduates of Springdale High School.
“I took the GED test when I joined the Air Force, but at that time Springdale wasn’t aware of the GED test,” Self said. “I got a diploma from Little Rock Central High School.”
Self thanked him for traveling to Hong Kong and the Philippines and engaging in service.
“I don’t want people to tell me what to do, and I’m okay, I joined the Air Force,” Self said about his thoughts before joining the Air Force. “But about two days after I got there, they really told me what to do.”
Springdale educators say they learned that four seniors were missing out on graduation when they met them at Springdale’s Wagon Wheel Cafe.
“I think these people the whole class will meet will have lunch once a month,” said Jason Jones. “They are real Springdale Bulldogs, they are all about Springdale.”
The Springdale School District Administration explained that the addition of “super seniors” was a surprise to students. At the ceremony, the educators achieved many achievements, including owning a successful business, working in the poultry industry, and raising racehorses. Educators wanted not only to honor the four seniors, but to use that moment to learn.
“They will learn honor, they will learn respect, it will be a special moment for them,” Jones said of the 2022 graduation class.
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Super seniors were added to the 2022 Arkansas graduation class after losing them nearly 70 years ago.
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