Wisconsin native Marie Hunt would have graduated high school in 1928, but had to drop out back then because she didn’t have a way to commute to and from school and while helping her eight younger siblings.
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While Hunt has lived a full life, she always had regretted never finishing high school.
Now, 87 years later, Hunt is 103 years old and finally got that high school diploma thanks to her nurse at an assisted living center where she resides. Her nurse worked with River Valley High School and the school district to fulfill Hunt’s wish.
Hunt told WKOW, "It's something I always wanted to do. And I didn't have the opportunity to go and now, 100 years later, here I am!"
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It is better late than never, and she is even considering higher education, telling WKOW, “might’ve been college material too.”