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Reba Williams, a 106-year-old woman from Ohio, has finally received her high school diploma an astonishing 88 years after she was supposed to graduate.
According to Fox News, Williams was set to graduate on time but then refused to do one last assignment given by her teacher. Due to her rebellion against reading a book, she was banned from receiving her diploma.
However, this past Wednesday, Steve Short, who is currently the superintendent of her former high school, presented Williams with her diploma and even the traditional graduation cap. The Daily Mail reports that when giving the diploma, Short said, “'Congratulations, Reba, you are the top of your class. You've taught us a lot.”
Several of the woman's family members were there, including her daughter and her younger 88-year-old brother. Though Williams succeeded in getting her diploma, she shared that education should always be a priority, and that they shouldn't follow in her rebellious footsteps.
She told the local paper, the Mansfield Journal, “I’d tell them what happened to me. If they expect to get anyplace in this world, they have to learn.”
Check out the video of the of the intimate ceremony below.