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Woman, 88, gets diploma 7 decades after leaving Arkansas high school during senior year

By The Associated Press Posted: December 5, 2016 at 9:54 a.m. LAKE WALES, Fla. — An 88-year-old woman who was just two half-credits shy of graduating high school but had to drop out has received a high school diploma some seven decades after the fact. The Lakeland Ledger on Monday reported that Ellen Marie Weddle, who now lives in Florida, received a diploma from Bradford High School in Arkansas last month. Weddle was a senior at the high school in Bradford in 1943 when her family moved to Michigan as her father looked for work. Her mother died not long after that, and she gave up hope of ever getting a high school diploma. In July, Weddle wrote to the...

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The Definition of Hard Work

This site and brand was inspired by this story.  This guy knew what he wanted, and made it his life's mission to achieve it.  Successful by any man's measure, he's the definition of hard work and perseverance.  The following was taken from The Steamboat Pilot published on July 31, 1952. Norton Jacobs has set his sights on becoming a rancher – and he’s doing it the hard way. Young Jacobs’ home is in Steamboat, but the 15-year-old lad spends every weekend during the school year and every summer with his grandfather, Val R. More, at his Pleasant Valley ranch. Jacobs will be a sophomore in the Steamboat High school this fall and will enroll then in his second year as...

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