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Northampton official earns diploma 40 years late

School-Graduation2NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The Northampton City Council’s president is finally getting his high school diploma.

Council President William Dwight was to have received his diploma in Holyoke in 1973, but was expelled from various prep schools. He recently passed General Educational Development tests.

Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” will present Dwight his diploma at the Academy of Music in Northampton on June 2.

The event, which will include music and a film, is a fundraiser for the Literacy Project, an adult education program.

Dwight knows Maddow from their work in radio.

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