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93-Year-Old Finally Graduates High School

She was expelled for getting married back in 1942

(Newser) - An Ohio woman expelled from high school just weeks before graduation after it was discovered she was married finally got her diploma—on her 93rd birthday, Jezebel reports. According to the Akron Beacon Journal , Dorothy Louise Liggett secretly married her husband after he was drafted into the Army in 1942.... More »

70 Years Later, WWII Vet Gets His Diploma

Charles Benning left school to fight in Europe

(Newser) - Seven decades ago, Charles Benning left his high school in Ohio to go fight World War II in Europe. On Thursday, the 92-year-old veteran will finally get his diploma, joining more than 50 teenage graduates wearing a cap and gown at Yellow Springs High School. "I’m glad they... More »

Surprise: She Gets Her Diploma After 63 Years

Ohio's Susan Bostik Reynolds missed out because of gym class.

(Newser) - The folks running Ohio's Clearview High School back in 1952 were sticklers for accuracy, as 80-year-old Susan Bostik Reynolds recalled on a trip to the school yesterday:
  • “You know why I missed my graduation? I needed a quarter of a credit. I was sick. I had to go
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New High School Grad: Mark Wahlberg, 42

Took him almost a year, but he got his diploma

(Newser) - At 42, Mark Wahlberg is a new high school graduate, the actor revealed yesterday. He originally dropped out in the ninth grade, Wahlberg writes in the Huffington Post . "My circumstances were not unlike millions of other teens today, who live in tough working class neighborhoods surrounded by drugs, violence,... More »

Valedictorian Denied Diploma for Saying 'Hell' in Speech

Kaitlin Nootbaar was inspired by ... 'Twilight'

(Newser) - Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated as valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA and is headed to college on a full scholarship … yet her Oklahoma school won't release her diploma because she used the word "hell" in her graduation speech. Dad David Nootbaar says Kaitlin was inspired by a Twilight... More »

Bristol Nabs HS Diploma

(Newser) - Bristol Palin graduated from high school yesterday, a feat her mother doubted could be achieved when she became pregnant, People reports. “Oh, there goes her education,” Sarah Palin recalled thinking. Bristol, though, was confident. “I knew it would be hard work,” she said, “but I... More »

Bristol's Baby Daddy Quits Job

Palin denies helping him get past diploma requirement

(Newser) - Unwed teen dad, high school dropout, and future Palin in-law Levi Johnston can now add "unemployed" to his resume after a media kerfuffle over his lack of diploma led him to quit his job in an oil field. Johnston left to quell suspicions that Sarah Palin helped him land... More »

Uncle Sam Wants ... Anybody

Military lowers standards, hits new low in recruiting high school graduates

(Newser) - The Army is lowering standards to meet recruiting goals, with the percentage of high school-educated recruits dropping to a new low of 70.7% last year, reports the Washington Post. The Army hasn't reached its goal of 90% since 2004. A new study also shows that the number of "... More »

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