People.com Celebrity 103-Year-Old Wisconsin Woman Receives Her High School Diploma After 87 Years Marie Hunt was unable to complete high school as a teen because she had no way to commute to class By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 13, 2015 08:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email http://WKOW.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=693552;hostDomain=www.wkow.com;playerWidth=600;playerHeight=355;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11378701;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixedIt’s never too late to graduate. Marie Hunt of Spring Green, Wisconsin, who would’ve graduated in 1928, received her high school diploma 87 years later, reports WKOW. The 103-year-old woman was given an honorary degree by River Valley High School at her assisted living center. Hunt completed middle school (up to eighth grade) but was forced to drop out of high school when she was unable to find a way to commute to and from class. Hunt spent her high school years helping to raise her eight younger siblings instead. While Hunt has led a happy life, she always regretted never completing her high school education. So Hunt’s nurse worked with River Valley to help make the milestone a reality. “It’s something I always wanted to do,” Hunt said. “And I didn’t have the opportunity to go and now, 100 years later, here I am!” Hunt is considering dabbling in some higher education now that she is a high school graduate, pondering whether she “might’ve been college material too.” RELATED: Three Sisters Over 100 Years Old? Find Out Their Longevity Secrets!