EDUCATION

111-year-old Virginia woman finally receives diploma

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(WJLA) - A 111-year-old Virginia woman joined the Class of 2014 on stage to finally receive her high school diploma.

Lela Babb Burden received her honorary diploma on Tuesday night. Burden had to leave school in 1918 when a flu pandemic hit Norfolk. She never returned, and instead got a job, raised a family, and stayed a part of the community for 107 years.

If Burden had continued school, she would have been a part of the Class of 1921.

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