106-Year-Old Woman Receives High School Diploma

by Evette Dionne

Reba WilliamsReba 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.

  • http://deereeder.wordpress.com deereeder

    What book was it?

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com Val

    I know, right! Lol.

  • Jenosaykwa

    One of the most uninteresting stories that I’he read on Clutch. I do wonder what the book was though.

  • http://crystalspraggins.blogspot.com/ Crystal Spraggins

    That was cute. A woman who knows her own mind, eh? I too would like to know the title of the book in question.

    If my college degree depended on “The Last of the Mohicans,” I’d be degree-less as well. I hated that damn book, and I refused to finish it. Classic my foot.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Right!

  • Mustang Sally

    Probably Huckleberry Finn…before there was an editor.

  • Nicole

    Seriously, why didn’t she just read the book?

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