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American graduated from high school 80 years later

June 15 2006
15:12

In the U.S. 98-year-old resident of San Francisco, due to different life circumstances not had time to finish school, after a few decades yet received a paper on secondary education.

Josephine Belasco was born in the Italian town of Calabria in November 1907. At age 18 she moved with his family in San Francisco, where he went to a local school. However, after studying a semester, she had to leave school. The fact that the sisters Josephine very sick, and she was forced to work to help their parents.

Enter adulthood, she has worked 36 years and an accountant at an insurance company. During this time she got married and had children, became a grandmother. But the idea that she was unable to finish school, it never left.

"I always felt as if had missed something important in life. And then I decided that there should necessarily do it, "- said Josephine.

In the end, Josephine, inspired by his grandson, still returned to school. Guide the institution has gone to meet a purposeful woman and developed a special program so that she could listen to lectures with other high school students.

As a result, all her efforts were rewarded. At the graduation ceremony satisfied with the old lady holding a white flower and a rapturous applause received congratulations, RBC reports.

"I'm terribly happy that I still did it. I can not believe that everything finally come true "- shared experiences it.


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