It’s high school graduation season across the state and it’s likely few graduates have been as waiting as long for the big day as William Tobin.
Tobin couldn’t believe the reaction he received during graduation rehearsal at Rockville High School in Vernon.
The 90-year-old is also thrilled he’s part of the class of 2017 and joining them for graduation on Thursday.
“The class took to him as one of their own. They love him. He’s a very charming gentleman and of course deserves all our respect,” Andrew Rockett, Rockville High School Principal, said.
Back in 1944, Tobin left high school early to serve in the Navy during World War II.
When he returned, he married, built a home and raised three kids.
But decades later on his bucket list was receiving his high school diploma.
The veteran couldn’t believe the response when he asked Rockville’s principal for help.
“’You got the diploma, guaranteed. You don’t have to worry …
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