105 year old completes university

Congratulations to all of Saskatchewan’s students on completing school and moving on to the next phase of life. A tip of the grad cap to all those young adults who have completed their post-secondary education and will be headed into their area of expertise wherever that may be. Someone asked me what advice I’d give to today’s graduates but I’m not one hundred per cent sure what I’d say, however I do agree with that Kenny Chesney song, “Don’t Blink” because it’s true. Next thing you know, you’re celebrating your 20th class reunion like I will be this summer!

Sometimes life gets in the way and deters individuals from either going to university or actually completing their university degree. That was the case for 105-year-old Ginger Hislop of Yakima, Washington. She got her bachelor’s degree in teaching back in the 1940’s, but due to World War Two and her boyfriend at the time, she never completed her masters. Eventually she and her boyfriend would get married and she’d go on to have a rewarding career as a teacher, but she always wanted to get her masters.

This just goes to show you that age is just a number as long as the spirit is willing and zest for life is still strong. At the age of 105, Ginger Hislop graduated from Stanford University with her masters in education. She was in attendance with her all the other graduates, walked across the stage in her cap and gown, and received her certification from her instructors. To make the moment even more special, her grandchildren were all in the crowd to cheer her on.

Congratulations to Virginia “Ginger” Hislop.

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