Lenoir City grads get botched diplomas

Company: Misprinted covers will be replaced

Hugh G. Willett knoxnews.com

Some Lenoir City High School students thought there was something that didn’t look quite right when they received their diplomas at graduation last week.

A few students thought the image of the school printed on the diploma covers didn’t look like their high school.

Director of Schools Jeanne Barker said the administration found out earlier this week most of the covers of the diplomas had been misprinted.

“About three of four were incorrect. We sent a message out to the students,” she said.

Jostens, the company that prints the diplomas, has offered to replace any of the covers that were incorrect, she said.

According to the parent of one graduate, who asked not to be named, the cover of the diploma she received depicted a school in White House, Tenn.

Jill Teut, spokeswoman for Minneapolis-based Jostens Inc., said the company was aware of the problem.

“It came to our attention that not all of the graduating class’s diploma covers were correct,” Teut said.

Jostens is producing all-new diploma covers for all students who received the original diploma covers, Teut said.

“Students are currently being notified that they will receive these new covers, and they will be shipped directly to the students,” she said.