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99-Year-Old California Woman Crowned Honorary Homecoming Queen

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Courtesy Chance/Buckley Family via Livermore Patch News

Some honors are worth the wait.

Just ask Edna Chance, 99, who was crowned homecoming queen more than 80 years after graduating high school.

The Livermore, California, native was invited back to Livermore High School for an historic homecoming celebration to mark the school’s 125th anniversary, Livermore Patch reports.

“It was a fun, special event for us all,” Chance’s grandson, Timothy Buckley, told the site.

After being crowned honorary queen, Chance took to the football field wearing a green corsage and sash to pin the school’s official homecoming queen as her family looked on.

Chance’s family moved to Livermore from Colorado in 1928, reports The Independent. During her high school days, Chance traveled to school by horse and buggy and after graduation she went to work in Livermore.

At the start of World War II, Chance reported for work at the Richmond Shipyards. She’s proud to be one of California’s few remaining Rosie the Riveters.

Her children told Patch their mom is a strong caretaker and a woman of faith who still attends church and drove until she was 92.