Richard Ivan Zepp, an 87-year-old World War II veteran, received his high school diploma with his family by his side at Wednesday's Carroll County Board of Education meeting. Zepp, who now lives in Glen Rock, Pa., went to Hampstead High School but withdrew following the death of his father to tend to the family's farm. Then he later enlisted in the U.S. Navy in order to help provide financial support to his mother. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. His son, Richard Franklin Zepp, is on the school board for the Eastern York School District in Wrightsville, Pa., which also awards diplomas to veterans. He contacted Carroll County Public Schools about holding the ceremony for his father, and the system agreed.