LUCAS, Ohio (AP) — A 106-year-old U.S. 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 longtime 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.
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