12-12-2005, 08:14 PM #1Registered User
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Great-Grandmother Gets Master's Degree At Age 90
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Ninety-year-old Laura Thresher Johnston will again make the record books when she accepts a master's degree in history next weekend from Sam Houston State University.
As the oldest student in her class, she'll also become one of the oldest alumni of the 126-year-old school. Just a few years ago, she was the university's oldest undergraduate when she received a degree in Spanish at 85.
She takes her achievements in stride.
"It's an accomplishment that more and more people should take advantage of," she said. "When I first came here, there was hardly anybody in their mid-30s, 40s, 50s. Now you see them all over the campus."
Even after a quarter century in Texas, Johnston's voice identifies her Boston background. The 1933 high school graduate grew up in Massachusetts, and worked as a nurse in Boston and Salem. She raised three daughters with her husband of 25 years, and later moved to Florida, where she worked as a waitress in the Miami area.
maybe theres hope for me yet.
Well Done to this Lady
12-12-2005, 09:10 PM #2Former Member
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Great story aussiegran