It’s not the first time. And sadly it won’t be the last time.
But for seniors at one high school, the hardware that’s supposed to show off a certain level of academic achievement contains a bit of a blight: A spelling error.
Graduates at Dinwiddie County High School in Virginia got what you might call an eyeful last week as they gazed upon the covers for their hard-earned diplomas.
No, Dinwiddie was spelled spot-on correctly. The culprit, alas, was Virginia. It’s missing what one might say is an an important letter “i” in there.
“As you are aware, there is a spelling error on the diploma cover,” Principal Randall Johnson wrote on Facebook. “We have contacted the vendor and replacement covers will be provided.
“We will be contacting our graduates as soon as we have resolved the issue with the vendor and when we have received the new covers,” Johnson continued. “We apologize for any inconvenience that this error has caused.”
That’s one way of putting it.
Folks seemed to take it fairly well, though.
“Do we at least get to keep the covers that were messed up,” Mark Gower asked in the Facebook comments.
“What kid wants a cover that says Virgina???” Susan Bradley Vaughan asked. “While it was funny, it’s not something you really want to laugh at forever. I’m glad that they got on it so quick. …”