They have held doctorates for many years but never received their high school diplomas.
Many years have passed, but officials of the Garfield County School District finally recognized Voyle Munson of Bountiful and J.C. Haws of Brigham City as graduates of Escalante High School and presented them with diplomas.The two men were also recognized following this year's graduation exercises at the small, rural high school for their continuous contributions to education.
After completing only three years of high school, Munson and Haws were allowed to go to college. Consequently, they didn't receive diplomas with their classmates because they didn't complete four years at the Escalante school.
Both attended the Branch Agricultural College (now Southern Utah University) for two years after leaving high school and later graduated from Brigham Young University. They later completed studies and received Ph.D.s in education.
Haws taught school in the Uinta Basin and was superintendent for nine years in the Box Elder School District.
Munson was a merchant in Piute and Wayne counties and then accepted a position working for the Utah State Board of Education.
Both men are now retired.