Dorothy Owens, 92, Receives Honorary High School Diploma

A 92-year-old woman from Memphis, TN has received her high school diploma – its never too late! On her 92nd birthday, Booker T. Washington High School awarded Dorothy Owens  with a certificate of attendance.

While in high school Owens was forced to drop out after her father died in order to help support her family. She made an important point to encourage her children and grandchildren to pursue an education, receive their dimploma, and make her proud.

Cherishing the undenying support from her grandmother, one of Owens’ granddaughters wrote a letter to her high school, Booker T. Washington, asking for an honorary diploma. The school agreed to the letter. Watch in the home video below as Dorothy Owens celebrates this wonderful birthday present. Congrats Dorothy!


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