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Veteran Diploma Program
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
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Related Files: Lake Hamilton Veteran Diploma Application

The Lake Hamilton School District is honored to recognize the service of our military veterans by providing an opportunity for those who were unable to finish high school due to deployment in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War to receive a high school diploma.

To be eligible to receive a diploma from Lake Hamilton High School, the Arkansas Department of Education has established the following requirements:

A veteran shall:

1. Have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States of America;

2. Be a resident of the State of Arkansas; and

3. Have served a minimum of eighteen (18) consecutive months in active duty or been discharged with a service-connected  disability during one of the following:

For veterans of World War II, between September 16, 1940, and December 31, 1946

For veterans of the Korean War, between June 1, 1950 and January 1, 1954; or

For veterans of the Vietnam War, between July 3, 1965, and May 15, 1975.


A veteran will need to submit a Veteran Diploma Application and any of the following documentation of honorable discharge as evidence of eligibility:

• A War Department Adjutant General’s Office Form (WD AGO);

• A Naval Personnel discharge document (NA VPERS);

• A Report of Separation from Active Duty; or

• A DD Form 214 (DD-214)

Applications can be found at or picked up at the LHSD Administration Office, 205 Wolf Street, Pearcy, AR.

The applying veteran did not have to attend Lake Hamilton Schools at the time of their deployment to receive the diploma. Upon review of these documents and certification of eligibility, a diploma will be granted at the Veteran Graduation Ceremony on November 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lake Hamilton High School Auditorium.

Applications and documentation must be submitted to the LHSD Administration Office by Friday, November 1, 2019. Mail or drop off the application and documentation to 205 Wolf Street, Pearcy AR 71964, to the attention of Brian Bridges.

For any questions regarding this Veteran Diploma Program, please contact Brian Bridges at 501-767-2306 or