It wasn’t until after Sunday’s commencement that the Middleton School District became aware of a problem with its diplomas.
At first glance, everything seemed fine. The front cover correctly spelled the school’s name and included the name of the graduate on an inside cover.
On the inside left cover, a black-and-white drawing depicted what purported to be the school.
But that drawing included mountains in the background — and there are no mountains in Middleton near its high school. In addition, the drawing looked nothing like Middleton High School.
About 400 of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District’s more than 500 graduates received a diploma this year that included a drawing of a school they didn’t attend.