See gashe photo of 89-year-old great-grandma who just graduated from Liberty University, it took her 6 years to complete her degree
At the age of 89, this amazing and inspiring woman graduated in the class of 2018. Ella Washington has no desire to stop here!
Ella proudly walked across the graduation stage on Saturday, May 26, to receive her associate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University. She was born in rural North Carolina.
As reported by CBS Newsreports, in order to help with her family’s farm, Washington dropped out of school in the sixth grade. After getting married, she moved to Washington D.C.
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Her plans for the future is to pursue her bachelor’s degree in history from the same university in Virginia. She enrolled in Liberty’s online program back in 2012. It took her six years to complete her degree.
Washington said: “Education will help you make the best life for yourselves and those who come after you.”
Ellen Mitchell, her daughter gave testament to her mother’s passion about learning.
“Her desire for learning and for pursuing an education became a family tradition,” Mitchell says in a statement. She added that: “She taught all of her children how to read, write, and do math prior to their beginning school, just as her grandmother taught her and her siblings.”
In order to provide for her 12 children, Ella worked a variety of jobs which included been a custodian at the Pentagon to an office assistant to a certified nursing assistant at an adult daycare.