June 19, 2013 12:49 am

Golden graduates finally get their diploma


It’s usually teenagers who look forward to high school graduation but thanks to an innovative school program in Agassiz, three seniors will be receiving their diplomas tomorrow.

The women – Kay Eddison, Adriana Peters and Maureen Baker are 89, 80 and 76-years-old – studied at the Aggassiz Centre of Education all year and will be completing a journey they started a long time ago.

The centre is an alternative school; which typically helps at-risk and disadvantaged teens finish their diplomas and this year, they invited seniors for the first time.

At 89 years young, Eddison is believed to be the oldest person to ever receive a dogwood diploma in B.C. she dropped out after grade 11 in 1941 when times were tough, and although she got a job at B.C. Tel, got married and had two children, she says she always regretted not finishing school.

Peters says life taught her all she needed to know but she wanted to keep busy over the winter and found things have changed over the last 65 years.

The ladies say they are immensely satisfied.and never dreamed they’d be graduating and enjoying every moment.

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