Thumbs up: It's never too late to honor the sacrifices of our fighting men and women.
Ernest Clineburg left West York Area High School before graduation for the battlegrounds of World War II, participating in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific.
He earned medals and ribbons for his service, but he never did get the diploma his classmates received back home.
Although Clineburg died in 1987, the West York Area School District tried to make that right Monday.
The district awarded him a high school diploma during a ceremony after the Memorial Day parade. His son, David Clineburg, accepted on his father's behalf.
The state's public school code allows school districts to award high school diplomas to honorably discharged World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans who were unable to graduate from school because of their military service.
This was the18th time the West York Area School District will award a diploma to a war veteran, said Emilie Lonardi, the district's superintendent.
David Clineburg remembers his father talking about never receiving his diploma.
"I know it's something he always wanted," he said. "I might possibly go out to (his) grave and stand with (the diploma). So maybe he'll somehow be aware of it."
Thumbs up: The eighth annual Rosies recently showcased the talent and hard work of 600 high school performers, who also dazzled the sold-out crowd at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York City.
The popular awards show honored the students from 14 York County districts who participated in their respective school's yearly musical, with each school taking the stage to perform 10 minutes from their productions.
"It has now grown to be just an incredible event here in the county," said Lyn Bergdoll, co-chair of the show. "It is a huge celebration of the talented youth here in our community. ... The Rosies is like the Tony Awards of York County."
Rosies went to Dallastown Area High School for best overall performance, Hanover High School for the most creative or original performance, Red Lion Area High School for best production number with dance and Central York High School for best ensemble with small group.
Individual awards went to Angel Harrison of Dallastown, Emilee Gorski of Dallastown and Courtney Reed of Susquehannock for outstanding female performers, and to David Hodgson of Central, Bradlee Gorrera of New Hope and Jeff White of Red Lion for outstanding male performers.