|Ohio woman, 106, finally gets high school diploma|
|Written by By Associated Press|
|Thursday, 14 March 2013 07:59|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 106-year-old central Ohio woman who completed classes but didn't graduate in a dispute over a book has received her high school diploma.
The News Journal in Mansfield (http://ohne.ws/15OcL2x ) reports the Mount Vernon superintendent presented Reba Williams with the diploma Wednesday at her apartment in Columbus. She even got to wear a traditional graduation cap brought by the retired Mount Vernon English teacher who urged the school board to award the diploma.
Williams has said she completed high school in Mount Vernon but was denied her diploma because she refused to read a final book assigned by a teacher. She'd read the book once and didn't want to read it again.
Williams says she hopes current students realize that learning is important and that they probably shouldn't follow her example.
Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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