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99-Year-Old Indiana Woman Receives High School Diploma 8 Decades After Leaving School

An Indiana woman who will turn 100 years old later this month has received her high school diploma more than eight decades after she originally was supposed to graduate. Lora Lois LeMond White Hardy received the certificate Tuesday evening at the Anderson Community Schools board of trustees meeting. Hardy needed just four more credits to earn her diploma from Anderson High School in 1933 — at the height of the Great Depression — when she was forced to quit school and work at a company owned by General Motors to help support her family, which included seven younger siblings, The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reported.
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