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Reba Williams, 106-Year-Old Ohio Woman, Finally Gets High School Diploma

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 106-year-old central Ohio woman who completed classes but didn't graduate in a dispute over a book has received her high school diploma.

The News Journal in Mansfield ( ) reports the Mount Vernon superintendent presented Reba Williams with the diploma Wednesday at her apartment in Columbus. She even got to wear a traditional graduation cap brought by the retired Mount Vernon English teacher who urged the school board to award the diploma. http://ohne.ws/15OcL2x

Williams has said she completed high school in Mount Vernon but was denied her diploma because she refused to read a final book assigned by a teacher. She'd read the book once and didn't want to read it again.

Williams says she hopes current students realize that learning is important and that they probably shouldn't follow her example.

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Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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