In 1998, the Rotary Club of Marshall noticed there was a high rate of high school students quitting high school.  The club decided to implement the Diploma Plus program.  The 1st two students to complete the program graduated and attended college.   April Spears has served as the Diploma Plus Chair for the past two years. She meets with the Diploma Plus students monthly and encouraging them to graduate from high school.  She has truly “Been the Inspiration” in Marshall, TX.  Thanks to her enthusiasm, encouragement and persistence, the students are scheduled to graduate in May 2019.