Finally!!! 97-year-old woman gets her High School Diploma

Margaret Thome Bekema had to drop out of high school to care for her sick mother

  • Published:
97-year-old Margaret Thome Bekema play

97-year-old Margaret Thome Bekema

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!


A 97-year-old woman has finally received her high school diploma, 79 years after she was supposed to graduate.

Margaret Thome Bekema, who would have walked with the Catholic Central High School class of 1936 in Grand Rapids, Mich., had to drop out in her junior year to care for her cancer-afflicted mother. She later did clerical work for the armed forces and served as a preschool teacher.

Over the summer, her family contacted the school and shared her story. Upon receiving the honorary diploma at Yorkshire and Stonebridge Manor senior community, she said, tearing up, “I don’t know how to express my thanks… I’m sorry. I’m just plain chicken.”

Source: Time



Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Supernatural 'My breast is a punishment from God' - 11-yr-old laments...bullet
2 What You Deserve 24-yr-old man sentenced to death by hanging for...bullet
3 Daring God Lady who went for vagina enlargement got what she never...bullet
4 In Kano 35-year-old transformer vandal electrocutedbullet
5 Runaway Bride Woman who failed to show up at own wedding caught...bullet
6 Trevor Noah Comedian schools conservative TV host Tomi Lahrenbullet
7 In Abuja 31-year-old gets 8 months imprisonmentbullet
8 Stowaway Body of Nigerian discovered on Arik Air plane in...bullet
9 In Edo Man bags 4 months imprisonment for stealing 10...bullet
10 Busy Body Man who criticized 'Igbo' smokers has ear...bullet

Top Videos

1 Road Sex Man filmed having sex with road at a car parkbullet
2 In China Cheating husband force to wear pad, bra as punishmentbullet
3 Drug Use Five unusual ways Ghanaians use weedbullet
4 Woman caught on camera stealing a ring from a corpsebullet
5 Video Man goes swimming naked; fish bites his penisbullet
6 Shocking moment a gold Python swallows a live puppy in Chinabullet
7 Saudi bans 'anti-Islamic' footballer haircutsbullet
8 Woman goes viral in Chewbecca maskbullet
9 Strange creature seen in Accrabullet
10 What Does Human Flesh Taste Like? Secrets of...bullet

Filla