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106-year-old woman to get school diploma

2013-02-28 22:25

Lucas - A 106-year-old US woman is finally going to get her school diploma.

Reba Williams said she completed high school in Ohio but was denied her diploma because she refused to read a final book assigned by a teacher.

She'd read it once and didn't want to read it again.

The Mansfield News Journal reports that the Mount Vernon Board of Education approved issuing Williams' diploma earlier this month.

A retired English teacher had approached the board about giving Williams the diploma after reading about her earlier this year.

Williams was a long-time cook at what is now the state's only working farm and park, called Malabar Farm State Park.

She still has a sharp mind and lives with her daughter.