Wish fulfilled: A 90-year-old woman in Mississippi earned an honorary GED

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Wish fulfilled: A 90-year-old woman in Mississippi earned an honorary GED

A 90-year-old woman in Mississippi got a wish fulfilled with the help of her nursing home. Ellouise Lewis dropped out of school in 10th grade. Looking back on her 90 years, she said the one thing she wished she had done was finish high school. The staff at Gulfport Care Center decided to make it happen. Watch video from the ceremony held for Lewis in the video player above. The activity director got her connected to a Christian-based learning center in Gulfport. She passed a mock GED test administered by the group and was presented with her honorary GED certificate in a ceremony on Wednesday. “When they told me here that I could get my GED, I was happy about it. Still happy, excuse me, because this makes me happy to know that I can do,” Lewis said.

A 90-year-old woman in Mississippi got a wish fulfilled with the help of her nursing home.

Ellouise Lewis dropped out of school in 10th grade.

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Looking back on her 90 years, she said the one thing she wished she had done was finish high school.

The staff at Gulfport Care Center decided to make it happen.

Watch video from the ceremony held for Lewis in the video player above.

The activity director got her connected to a Christian-based learning center in Gulfport.

She passed a mock GED test administered by the group and was presented with her honorary GED certificate in a ceremony on Wednesday.

“When they told me here that I could get my GED, I was happy about it. Still happy, excuse me, because this makes me happy to know that I can do,” Lewis said.

Contributed by local news sources

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