- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ROME, N.Y. (AP) - A misspelling on the diplomas handed out to graduating seniors at Rome Free Academy in central New York gave the Class of 2017 an Italian twist.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/2sX06MQ ) the text on the diplomas awarded Saturday to 338 graduates said the diplomas were issued in Roma, New York, not Rome, New York.

City School Superintendent Peter Blake says the vendor who supplied the diplomas used the Italian spelling of Rome. He says the mistake wasn’t discovered until after the ceremony when parents and students began reading over the documents.

Blake says the vendor has been contacted and is printing new diplomas with the correct spelling of New York’s Rome. They’ll be mailed to all the graduates.

The superintendent says the school has used the same vendor for many years.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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