CENTENARIAN DIPLOMA

March 14, 2013 - 9:28 AM
With friends and family watching, Reba Williams, 106, receives her high school diploma from Mount Vernon Schools Superintendent Steve Short at her home in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Williams said she completed high school in Ohio but was denied her diploma because she refused to read a final book assigned by a teacher. She'd read it once and didn't want to read it again. The Mount Vernon Board of Education approved issuing Williams' diploma earlier this month. A retired English teacher had approached the board about giving Williams the diploma after reading about her earlier this year. Williams says she hopes current students realize that learning is important. (AP Photo/News Journal, Dave Polcyn)