PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman who dropped out of school to work during the Great Depression finally has her high school diploma in time for her 103rd birthday on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Hazel Marie Attenborough Cichowski was presented with the honorary diploma at Wednesday night's meeting of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board.
Cichowski, a resident of Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood, dropped out of South High School in the 11th grade because she needed to go to work during the Depression.
She told the board "I really loved school. It was never a chore for me." But she said she also loved her job and "always made the best of the situation."
Cichowski worked for 45 years at West Penn Hospital.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com
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Waking up to dense fog today. Poor visibility slowing us down.
But at least it's mild. Temps are about 15-degrees above average today, despite the continued clouds & drizzle. High in the lower 60s.
Our next cold front comes through tomorrow, with rain, especially on Friday afternoon. With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. Stay tuned!