Ninety Seven Year Old Veteran Receives Ross High School Diploma

NinetySeven Year old veteran receives Diploma

On November 27, 1942, Mr. Dewey Foxx left Carlisle Local Schools to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He served until February 19, 1946, when he was honorably discharged. 

Dewey, now a Ross resident, shared with his son, David, that he has always regretted not receiving his diploma. David contacted Dewey’s neighbors, Dan and Gayla Young and they started the process of finding out how this could be accomplished.  With Dewey turning 98 years old in June, Gayla with the assistance of Greg Young, contacted Ross Local Schools Superintendent, Dr. Chad Konkle, and provided the necessary paperwork to award Dewey his diploma.  

On April 12, 2022, Dewey’s dream came true when Dr. Konkle, and board member, Keith Klinefelter surprised him with his diploma.  Family and friends were also present for the celebration.   

The Ross Local School District extends a sincere thank you to Dewey for his service and his sacrifice and is honored to have him as a Ross High School graduate. 

Dewey holding his diploma with David and Debra Foxx.
Dewey holding his diploma with David and Debra Foxx.
Dewey serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps
Dewey serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps
Dewey being awarded his diploma by Dr. Chad Konkle
Dewey being awarded his diploma by Dr. Chad Konkle

 

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