Marie Hunt was unable to complete high school as a teen because she had no way to commute to class

By Kelli Bender
Updated April 13, 2015 08:05 PM

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.”

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