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92-year-old Memphian becomes honorary high school graduate

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – You're never too old to graduate high school and a 92-year-old Memphian is proving that.

Dorothy Owens' father died and because of a leg injury, she was forced to drop out of high school. She started working to help support her family.

However, Owens has always encouraged her children and grandchildren to pursue education.

Her granddaughter made it her goal to grant the one wish her grandma has ever requested.

Owens' granddaughters wrote a letter to her high school, Booker T. Washington, asking for an honorary diploma.

This February, on her 92nd birthday, she received an honorary diploma from Booker T. Washington High School.

Owens was overjoyed with the Certificate of Attendance.

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