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98-year-old woman fulfills lifelong dream, graduates from US high school with good grade

A determined 98-year-old woman named Vivian Fisher has fulfilled her lifelong dream of earning a high school degree after concluding her academic journey at Monrovia High School, United States.

Vivian Fisher returned to school to fulfill her dream of graduating as she had earlier dropped out of high school while she was young because she worked multiple jobs to support her family.

Vivian has finally achieved her long-held dream of graduating from high school after over  80 years she had dropped out. She received the high school diploma alongside her great-grandnephew, Elijah Vance who praised her for her determined spirit.

“She was there to receive her honorary diploma because she wasn’t able to get it when she was younger because she had to take care of her family,” Elijah Vance said.

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The principal of Monrovia High School, Kirk McGinnis said the school will always remember this graduation ceremony as one of the most special and unique ones.

“This graduation ceremony will go down as one of the most unique and exceptional graduations that this school has had,” Kirk said.

According to Blacknews, Vivian is not the only one in her family to achieve historical feats. Her father was the first Black graduate of Monrovia High School and the first Black police officer in Monrovia.

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Vivian said in an interview with ABC that she worked hard to earn her diploma, persevering despite her old age, and urged everyone to never give up. “Stay in school and be somebody. Being a nobody, anybody can do that,” Vivian said.

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