92 Year-Old Memphian Dorothy Owens Finally Gets High School Diploma


MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – You’re never too old to graduate high school and 92-year-old Memphis native Dorothy Owens is proving that.

Owens’ father died and because of a leg injury, she was forced to drop out of high school. She started working to help support her family. However, Owens has always encouraged her children and grandchildren to pursue education.  Her granddaughter made it her goal to grant the one wish her grandma has ever requested. Owens’ granddaughters wrote a letter to her high school, Booker T. Washington, asking for an honorary diploma.

This February, on her 92nd birthday, she received an honorary diploma from Booker T. Washington High School. Owens was overjoyed with the Certificate of Attendance.  To watch video of this story, click here.

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2 thoughts on “92 Year-Old Memphian Dorothy Owens Finally Gets High School Diploma”

  1. That’s my Mama y’all! I am so proud of both my Mama and my daughter for surprising us all on Mama’s birthday with her honorary diploma.

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