Maryland county reportedly distributes thousands of misspelled diplomas

A Maryland county reportedly distributed thousands of misspelled high school diplomas last week, indicating that graduates completed an “approved progam of study.”

The Washington Post reports that all high school diplomas distributed last week in Prince George’s County contained the error.

“I’m really disappointed,” Terrence Odom, 18, who graduated May 30 from Oxon Hill High School, told the newspaper. “I would think it would be somebody’s job to proof and reproof again, especially with something that serious.

“We were all excited to get our diplomas. Now we have to wait to get the official one.”

National Quality Products, the Fairfax County vendor that printed the nearly 8,000 diplomas, has apologized for the gaffe, along with school officials.

Briant Coleman, a spokesman for the schools, said the vendor will reprint the diplomas at no additional cost. The county paid $15,750 for the botched diplomas and an additional $6,587.50 for other certificates and shipping costs, the Washington Post reports.

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