Doreetha Daniels, 99, Graduates from College of the Canyons

99 Year-Old graduate Doreetha Daniels (photo via Facebook)
99 Year-Old graduate Doreetha Daniels (photo via Facebook)

Talk about a “senior moment.”  99-year-old Doreetha Daniels is no stranger to chasing her dreams. Dulce recently graduated from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. According to ktla.com, the 99 year-old was inspired by her grandchildren.

Her son said she persevered through her education despite suffering a couple of strokes and losing her driver’s license.

College officials said Daniels struggled sometimes — especially with computer literacy — at a campus where most students are 18 to 24 years old.

But she just worked harder, according to the college. Twice a week before class, she studied, did her homework and worked with tutors at the college’s tutoring center.

She was touted as “one of the most dedicated and hardworking students” in the statistics class, the college said in a news release.

Doreetha stated, “99, here I am. I accomplished what I wanted to do, and this is my dream come true.”

When she was asked what advice she would to younger generations, Daniels said: “Don’t give up. Do it. Don’t let anybody discourage you. Say that, ‘I’m going to do it,’ and do it for yourself.”

article by Courtney Whitaker via madamenoire.com

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