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106-Year-Old Woman Finally Gets Her High School Diploma

NPR
Friday, March 15, 2013

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Reba Williams of Columbus, Ohio, finished her last class back in 1925. But the 106-year-old didn't receive her high school diploma until Wednesday. Her daughter told the Mansfield News-Journal that young Reba, who was a good student for all 12 years, was headstrong. She refused to read a book assigned by her teacher that she'd already read and didn't like.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Reba Williams of Columbus, Ohio, received her high school diploma Wednesday. It's a few months early for grad season, but then, she finished her last class back in 1925. The 106-year-old was a good student for all 12 years but never graduated. Her daughter told the Mansfield News-Journal that young Reba was headstrong. She refused to read a book assigned by her teacher that she'd already read and didn't like.

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