Reba Williams, a 106-year-old Ohio resident, is finally receiving a high school diploma she earned in 1925. The retired cook completed all 12 years at Mount Vernon High School, but refused to read an assigned book and.
The school asked Williams to read the book over the summer so her diploma could be issued her daughter, Lavata Williams, told the Mansfield News-Journal. Reba still refused.
“(Reba) said the book was not worth reading and she’d already read it once and didn’t like it and wasn’t going to read it again,” Lavata Williams said.
Rita Dailey, a retired Mount Vernon High School English teacher, began petitioning the local board of education to issue Williams a diploma. On Feb. 18, the Mount Vernon Board of Education approved the request.
Reba Williams is officially a high school graduate.