97 year-old Margaret Thome Bekema has just received her high school diploma.
It took a long time because Margaret had to drop out in 1932 to help care for her ailing mother and younger siblings. Sister Maureen Geary a distant relative) put the wheels in motion to make Margaret’s life-long dream come true. She contacted Grand Rapids Catholic Central High in Michigan, where Margaret should have graduated in 1936.
The current principal, Greg Deja, was happy to present her with an honorary diploma just a few days ago.
(Oh…and you’ll want to have a tissue nearby. Just sayin’!)