Glen Rose ISD Superintendent Wayne Rotan will present just over 100 seniors with their diplomas Friday night, right on time.
Houston Lowe is scheduled to receive his as well — although it’s 81 years after the rest of his GRHS graduating class of 1936.
Lowe — a 97-year-old former Glen Rose resident who was a prisoner of war in World War II — last visited Glen Rose seven months ago. That was when former Mayor Sam Moody made a proclamation on the steps of the Somervell County courthouse that Oct. 24 was Houston Lowe Day. Lowe, who now resides in San Antonio, also received a key to the city of Glen Rose.
Under Texas law, military veterans who served in war time are eligible to receive their high school diploma. One of Lowe’s daughters, Toni Serene, contacted Rotan after she heard about the law.
Friday’s graduation …