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Amy Morin

A 94-Year-Old is Finally Getting Her High School Diploma this Year

By May 9, 2014

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Genevieve Johnson, a 94-year-old Massachusetts resident, will finally be achieving her life-long dream this year - she's getting her high school diploma. Genevieve was supposed to graduate back in 1936, when the school was still a one room school house. But, it was during the Great Depression, and she had to quit school to find work.

Genevieve always wanted to go back to school but had never had the opportunity. At least not until this year. Her school invited her back to get the two-and-a-half credits she lacked and to their surprise, she took them up on the offer.

Genevieve attended classes with the other students this year. She took English, U.S. History, and an acting class alongside the teenagers. And soon, this senior will be joining the other seniors at the graduation ceremony.

Don't let your teen take high school or graduation for granted. Many people would give anything to have a chance at education. Make sure to remind your teens that a high school diploma is a privilege, not a right.

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