There are those who might question the value of a Nevada high school diploma. But we know better.
Tonight nearly 350 Douglas High School seniors are scheduled to receive their diplomas, following in the footsteps of Carson Valley students back more than a century.
Some of them will volunteer for the armed services, to help defend the nation that nurtured them.
Many will continue their schooling, either staying here to attend college or university, or heading for schools out of state.
If they are successful, they may return here to bring their newfound skills and knowledge to benefit their hometown. …