97 Year Old FINALLY graduates high school after 80 Years!
Margaret Thome Bekema doesn't look like your average high school graduate...
At 97 years of age and after a wait of almost 80 YEARS Margaret was finally presented with her honorary diploma from the high school she left in 1936. The reason she dropped out of high school is heart-breaking; she had to take care of her siblings and her mother, who had cancer. She said leaving school at 17 'broke her heart'.
The principal of Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School decided that she was worthy of her diploma for having chosen to forsake herself in favour of others. 'Her life has been one of sacrifice and service. It has been so encouraging and inspiring for our community because her choices represent all the core values that we teach our students'.
She couldn't hold back her tears as she received her diploma. Neither could we!
Check out the heartwarming video below...
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