It’s Never Too Late To Get Your Diploma
One of the most common reasons people say that they have not gotten their high school diploma is due to a lack of time. Specifically they cite the fact that they have to work, care for the kids, and do other mundane life and household chores as the reasons why they cannot get the high school diploma that has eluded them. Another reason people give for not getting their high school diploma is that they are too old. But after reviewing the case of a special Tennessee woman, this excuse will not hold as much water as before.
In February 2014, 92 year-old Dorothy Owens of Memphis, Tennessee graduated from high school. When she had originally gone to school in her youth she had to drop out in order to help her family due to our father’s death. But after becoming a mother, and then a grandmother, Mrs. Owens always stressed the importance of getting an education to her family. And it was one of her granddaughters who decided to write to Mrs. Owens’ previous high school, Booker T. Washington, and ask for an honorary the diploma.
The school gladly complied, and Mrs. Owens was allowed to finally graduate from high school. The special day was held on Mrs. Owens 92nd birthday, and included a ceremony in which she dressed up in a cap and gown. Mrs. Owens’ story is not just the tale of getting your high school diploma. Hers is a story of a deep appreciation for education, and how that appreciation can pay off in the long run.
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