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98-Year-Old Woman achieves long time dream as she Graduates From High School

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Vivian Fisher from California has finally achieved her long dream of graduating high school. She recently earned her high school diploma at the age of 98.

The graduates of Monrovia High School’Class of 2020 had an unconventional student amongst them. The 98-year-old woman was joined by her great-grandnephew, Elijah Vance, who also graduated in the drive-through ceremony.

98-year-old graduate

A dream of hers since she was younger, The 98-year-old wasn’t able to graduate decades ago when she was younger. The reason; she had to work multiple jobs to provide for her family. As a result, there wasn’t enough time for her to get a formal education. Fisher, whose father was the first Black graduate of Monrovia High School and the first Black police officer in the city; she was proud to have been able to keep the family legacy.

98-year-old graduate

Speaking to CBS, the 98-year-old graduate said; “Stay in school and be somebody. Being a nobody, anybody can do that.” Monrovia High School holds a special place in her heart as most of her immediate family also graduated from the school.

What do you think? Is there an age restriction attached to education or is age unimportant?

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  1. This is just so beautiful🌹. I congratulate this wonderful woman…mother…as she is truly a legacy to her family and to all of us. She is living proof that it is NEVER TOO LATE to do anything that you want to do! It is never too late to improve, change, add to our life. As long as you are alive and as long as you have faith and you believe in your own abilities you can accomplish any goal…at anytime. The youth of society today should look and learn: education is so important that eventhough this woman had already lived a full life…she still felt the need to return to school and achieve this goal. And despite her age she forged ahead to accomplish what those years her junior find it so difficult to do. I don’t know her but she is an inspiration to me because I am 64 years of age and I only comleted the 8th grade. I left school and was too ashamned to return. And so I am honored to congratulate her today.


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