Woman Earns High School Diploma At 85

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An 85-year-old Dubuque, Iowa woman is proving it's never too late to learn. Lois Houselog accepted her high school diploma at a ceremony Wednesday night after completing a general education development course known as the GED.

The audience gave Houselog a standing ovation after a school official praised her dedication and perseverance.

Houselog's last formal education was the eighth grade. She then worked various jobs for the next 60 years. Between jobs she got married, raised two children and took care of sick family members.

Houselog said she decided to get her diploma after telling her son about her dream. Her daughter said that forced her to follow through with it.

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