Woman, 97, Receives High School Diploma

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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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And yet once more we are reminded of the fact that it really is never too late to realize your dreams.

97 yrs old? I don't think she spent too much time partying with her class mates and now she qualifies for higher education!


Congrats Anna...you are an inspiration. Now go get that summer job!


And I don't mind saying...I shed a little tear for her happiness...
But if anyone laughs, I'll smack ya!


Peace

fox8.com...

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Most seniors wait for years for the cap and gown, but for Ann Colagiovanni, it took a bit longer.

Ann – or Anna Lupica as she was known in the 1930s – was only 17 years old when she quit school. She helped fill relief orders for at her father’s Lupica’s Grocery Meat Market. “It was the depression years and working was more important than getting your education,” said Ann’s daughter, Emilia Colagiovanni Vinci.

“She did what her father wanted her to do, even though she wanted to graduate. She put her father, her family, before herself.” But Wednesday, Shaker Heights High School bestowed the 97-year-old an honorary high school diploma—something Ann’s dreamt of her whole life.




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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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I think this is wonderful! A very motivating story.

Awesome Anna...you go girl!!!!!



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by caladonea
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I think this is wonderful! A very motivating story.

Awesome Anna...you go girl!!!!!


I'm 50 and already tired of getting out of bed. She's twice that and graduating?

Hats off to Anna!

Peace



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:33 AM
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Not bad! Now she can get a decent job!!

crazy old bat lol, good on her though!!


one day I'll get mine... nahh bugger it, too many kids in high school, I'd go to jail for mass murder..





 
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