Life-long Spring Green resident Marie Hunt received her high school diploma on Friday. She would have been in the class of 1928.

KCTV – She was forced to drop out of school in the eighth grade to help take care of eight younger siblings. When Hunt told her hospice nurse her story, the nurse worked with officials to make her dream come true.

“‘It’s something I always wanted to do and always wanted and I didn’t have the opportunity to go and now 100 years later, here I am,” she said.

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