Ten years later, RHS senior gets his ...

Ten years later, RHS senior gets his diploma - Ruidoso News

There are 15 comments on the Ruidoso News story from May 19, 2011, titled Ten years later, RHS senior gets his diploma - Ruidoso News. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

A former student of Ruidoso High School will belatedly receive his diploma during Saturday's commencement ceremony of graduating seniors.

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Phoenix, AZ

#1 May 20, 2011
congrats shane and thank you for your service!
Claire Fraser

Burlington, KS

#2 May 20, 2011
Oh. I was under the impression that a high school diploma or a GED was required for admission to the military.
Concerned Citizen

Ruidoso, NM

#3 May 21, 2011
So much for your impressions. I think it is a great thing that Shane is getting his diploma. Way to go.

Ruidoso, NM

#4 May 21, 2011
i fought in the same battle. i had heard stories of this man but never met him. i am glad he got his diploma. semperi fi.
Claire Fraser

Burlington, KS

#5 May 21, 2011
Concerned Citizen...no need to be snippy or rude. I wasn't judging the young man...I had just heard that it was a requirement.
Gary Duncan

Edmond, OK

#6 May 21, 2011
Hey, Marine, congratulations on the diploma. I always knew you would go far and do good things. It warms may heart when I hear these things, but it never surprises me. Kudos, Gary

Alto, NM

#7 May 22, 2011
Reaper - Just curious, what "stories" have you heard of this man? If you were also in on the battle in Fallujah, I know of a book that was written detailing it. You might be interested.

Stafford, VA

#8 May 23, 2011
Congrats to you, my love! Of course this is just one of many things that you have accomplished in your life that make you the ”AMAZING” man that you are. Your future will only get brighter! I Love You!!!

San Antonio, TX

#9 May 24, 2011
A lot of kids are allowed in with the condition they get their GED,in theory thats great,but in practice forget it,there are so many more commitments and training.not to mention deployments to a war zone.. they dont get a chance to breathe let alone go to school,i know lots of military members who didn't get their GED until many years later,Schools should all offer classes to the young people who quit for one reason or the other' and especially to the kids who joined the service to help protect us,many of those so called kids (who have seen and done more than most will ever know)and have more practical experience and world smarts (common sense) than any diploma can give them,but if they want a better life, they must have that piece of paper to prove it..im so proud of that young man for having the cahones to do it........(in reality the school should look at the past performance of the student and just give them an honorary Diploma)

Hobbs, NM

#10 May 24, 2011
Congratulations to this wonderful young man and thank you so much for putting your life on the line so that I am able to live in this wonderful country. I don't mean to take anything away from this happy and well deserved time for this young man but I have heard that a few seniors at Ruidoso High School were not able to graduate on Saturday because they were lacking a few credits and will have to wait and take summer school. If this is true, shouldn't they have been extended the same courtesy as this young Marine and been helped to earn their credits so they could have joined their fellow graduates. Just wondering.

Hobbs, NM

#11 May 24, 2011
While I am truly sorry that a few seniors were unable to graduate (for whatever reason), the article did mention that Shane missed his finals by 10 days. TEN days. Again, I don't know the circumstances of the missing seniors, but I do know that Shane was required to take his missing finals (and Pass) before being able to participate in graduation. The diploma was by no means a "gimme". He was only missing finals from 2 classes, and I give kudos to the school board and the school for allowing him the opportunity to make up for "lost time", so to speak! He has realized the importance of the diploma and I hope it helps him achieve his dreams.....
Concerned Citizen

Ruidoso, NM

#12 May 25, 2011
He will I am sure, Shane is an outstanding young man. I congratulate him on returning and getting his diploma, many others would not have bothered.
Claire Fraser

Burlington, KS

#13 May 25, 2011
Pam....thank you so much for the clarification!

Capitan, NM

#14 May 30, 2011
Just wanted the world to know how proud I am of my son and his service to this country! I am from a military family and I am very grateful to our military for their sacrifice and service so that I can live in a land full of opportunity and personal freedoms. Thank you son!! I love you!
local resident

Capitan, NM

#15 May 31, 2011
Way to go Marine! And it's about time that there is something positive about the school in the paper.

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