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Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors
Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors

Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached. But that moment never arrived. A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the Class of 1942, Miyada was pulled from class at Newport Harbor High School and sent — along with his family — to an internment camp in Arizona. Although he later was awarded a diploma and went on to earn his doctorate in chemistry, Miyada always felt there was something missing. This week, that memory was restored when he walked with the Class of 2014 — an 89-year-old retired university professor in a sea of teenagers,...

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