Believe it or not, in old age you can realize many of the dreams you set for yourself when you were young.
This was the case for an older woman hoping to get her GED (General Educational Development tests).
after giving up on high school decades ago and saw his dream come true at age 90.
Ellouise just got her wish, thanks to the kind staff at her retirement home, Gulfport Care Center.
His dream was discovered by activities director Lisa Perdue, who founded a regional Christian school, Wells of SouthGate, who was able to help the senior get his GED. Elloise started studying to take the mock test offered by the education center.
He took the exam and earned a GED with honors. While not an official GED, he qualified for one.
Ellouise received her certificate from the training center during a ceremony at the retirement home.
Elloise, dressed in a ball gown, cried as she realized her life’s ambition.
“I was so cheerful when they told me I could get my GED here,” she said.
“Realizing that I can do it makes me happy. I never had the chance to graduate until today.”
“Being able to achieve this goal is a green light for me and my teammates,” added Lisa Perdue.
Elloise is the education center’s first honorary GED recipient. Leonard Martin, who showed the woman with a certificate, he said it was “nice to be a part of it” and wished more people would “follow in his direction.”