Operation Recognition

Veterans whose military service interfered with high school now have a way to receive their diploma from Marion Center Area Jr. Sr. High School.

“Operation Recognition” is a state law that authorizes school districts to grant a high school diploma to any honorably discharged veteran who served in the United States military during World War II, the Korean Conflict or the Vietnam War. 

Once approved, qualifying veterans will be awarded their diplomas in a special event.

Veterans who meet the following criteria are encouraged to contact the MCASD Administrative office to apply for a diploma:

  • Was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Served in the U.S. military between Sept. 16, 1940 and Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II); June 27, 1950 and Jan. 30, 1955 (Korean Conflict); or between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War).
  • Attended high school between 1937-46, 1947-55 or 1958-75.
  • Would have been a member of a graduating class during 1941-50, 1951-57 or 1961-75 but did not graduate due to military service.
  • Is a current resident of Marion Center Area School District or attended high school at MCHS or one of its predecessor high schools.

Upon proper application, the board may award a diploma posthumously to a veteran who meets these requirements.

pdfOperation Recognition Application Form

To apply, fill out the application form, print and mail to:

Marion Center Area School District
Operation Recognition
P.O. Box 156
22820 Route 403 Hwy N
Marion Center, PA 15759

The district will also mail applications upon request. Please call 724.397.5551 to request a form. 


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