It was during World War II, that John Forman had to quit school in order to help support his Newport family. Education was very important to John - especially receiving a diploma from Newport Schools. John went on to earn his GED diploma, but always felt that the war cheated him out of receiving his high school diploma. At the age of 85 and in poor health, John reached out to Newport Schools to see if it was possible to receive his diploma. On December 13, a group of teachers and one administrator traveled to Middletown, OH to honor John with his high school diploma. Click here to watch a video of John Forman's Graduation Ceremony.