Veteran Receives Honorary Diploma

WWII Veteran Erwin Empie receives honorary diploma from Cedar Springs Public SchoolsTop of Page

CEDAR SPRINGS, MICH. (WZZM) - Former Cedar Springs H.S. student receives diploma 71 years after dropping out
"You've likely heard of the cliche - "you should finish what you start."On June 2, 2016, a former Cedar Springs High School student got to do just that. 71 years after dropping out of high school, this man can call himself a high school graduate"...  For the rest of the story click here.

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. — Erwin Empie dropped out of his Michigan high school in 1944 to enlist in the Navy. Empie, now 89, was halfway through his sophomore year when he left Cedar Springs High School in northern Kent County, Mich.............. Article also picked up by USA TODAY

Vet will get diploma at graduation
(Cedar Springs Post) By Judy Reed
Erwin Duane Empie, 90, has waited a long time to get his high school diploma. But the wait will be over on Thursday, June 2, when he finally receives an honorary diploma from Cedar Springs High School—the school he left in the 1940s so he could serve our country during World War II.  Click here for the rest of the story