Today, we often take our high school diplomas for granted. It seems like a huge percentage of people get them, and it’s assumed that most kids under 18 are working towards it. However, years ago, it was a lot different. It certainly wasn’t uncommon for young people to drop out of high school and work, get married, or in Margaret Bekema’s case, take care of family. She dropped out of school in 1935 to take care of her sick mother, and 79 years later, she finally had a chance to earn the diploma she left behind. In the video below, the 97-year-old finally receives her diploma, and her reaction to this milestone will bring tears to your eyes.
She Quit School In 1935, Watch The Touching Moment She Finally Receives Her Diploma. April 1, 2023