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Meet The Woman Who Got Her High School Diploma at 98 Years Old

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By: Krystle Crossman

Claudia Parries showed us all on May 20th that it doesn’t matter what age you are, if you have a dream, you can do anything. The 98 year old donned a cap and gown and received a high school diploma that was 81 years in the making. She returned to the high school that she once attended and went after the diploma that she had always wanted but hadn’t been able to get previously.

Parries returned to Howard School which is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee to get her diploma. In 1933 Parries had attended the high school and was set to graduate that year. She was forced to drop out when she had to take care of her siblings after her mother passed away from an illness. She never got the chance to graduate with her class.

Once her siblings were grown and no longer needed her she got married and had a family of her own.

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