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Gulfport girl earns GED at 90 years previous

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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – 90-year-old Ellouise Lewis acquired an honorary GED certificates throughout a commencement ceremony at Gulfport Care Heart on Wednesday.“I by no means did get an opportunity to graduate till this present day,” she advised WLOX.Lewis dropped out of faculty within the tenth grade. Wanting again on her 90 years, she stated the one factor she wished she had finished was completed highschool, so the Care Heart workers labored to make it occur.“Once they advised me right here that I might get my GED, I used to be glad about it. I’m nonetheless glad,” she stated, crying. “Excuse me, as a result of this makes me glad to know that I can do that.”When Lewis expressed her need to complete faculty to Exercise Director Lisa Perdue, she got down to make her want come true by some research.“It’s a blessing to me and to my coworkers to have the ability to make this occur,” Perdue stated.She reached out to Wells of SouthGate, a Christian-based studying heart in Gulfport.“It was simply nice to be concerned with this,” stated Leonard Martin, who introduced the certificates.Lewis turned the group’s first-ever recipient after passing a mock check administered by the group.Though it’s not an official GED, the honorary GED certificates she was introduced with illustrates her information and willpower to finish SouthGate’s course.“She’s the primary,” her son Greg Lewis stated. “She’s pivotal. So, hopefully, it’ll open doorways for others to comply with in her footsteps.”Need extra WLOX information in your inbox? Click on right here to subscribe to our publication.Copyright 2022 WLOX. All rights reserved.

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