CUYAHOGA FALLS: Students who graduated Tuesday from Cuyahoga Falls High School wouldn’t know where they went to school by looking at the jackets encasing their diplomas.
According to those leather-bound covers, they attended classes in “Cayahoga Falls.”
School administrators aren’t sure who is responsible for the misspelling, which left out the operable “u” that gives the city its unusual enunciation.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent Todd Nichols was heading into a meeting with his staff to ask why Cuyahoga was misspelled on 348 jacket covers handed to graduating seniors who walked the stage Tuesday.
“That’s a very good question. That’s a question that I have for high school administration,” Nichols said.
He said a new diploma jacket will be mailed at no charge to each graduate.
A representative of Jostens, an international company that specializes in graduation items and other memorabilia, handled the order.
“Jostens is remanufacturing all new diploma covers to all students who received the original diplomas,” company spokesperson Jill Teut said of correcting the mistake.
“Students are currently being notified that they will receive these new covers, and they will be shipped directly to the students by June 18, 2013,” she said.
It is uncertain if the school or Jostens made the mistake, but Jostens is paying for it.
“We cannot provide diploma costs, as they vary,” Teut said. “However, Jostens will pay for the replacement and shipping costs of the new diploma covers for students who received the incorrect diploma covers at the Cuyahoga High School 2013 graduation ceremony.”
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