By Jenna Loughlin
Robert Breads accepts a diploma from Westfield Academy and Central School during a recent board meeting. Breads didn’t receive his high school diploma because he was fighting in World War II.
WESTFIELD - It is never too late to earn a diploma.
At a recent Westfield Academy and Central School board meeting, board members presented a high school diploma to Robert D. Breads through "Operation Recognition." Breads did not initially receive his diploma due to his service his country in World War II, but was presented one by Westfield board members along with a round of applause.
"Mr. Breads, congratulations to you, sir," said Jeffrey Greabell, board president.
With plans for a merger with Brocton Central School continuing to progress, the board heard about a recent advisory committee meeting attended by three board members.
Marie Edwards, board member, said she feels really positive about the choice and thinks the process is going to be very thorough and very transparent.
Steve Cockram, board vice president, commented on seeing the looks on the faces of those who were hearing the financial forecast for the first time. He noted there were a lot of people saying, "Oh my gosh." Greabell was impressed with the organization structure. David Davison, district superintendent, noticed the parallels and similarities between the two communities.