They're doing something right in Hayward, because Mildred Principe - at age 100 - looks better than most people do... well, ever.You know what I didn't read in the story? Anything about what she did to earn the diploma. There's no indication in the story that it was an honorary diploma, and there's no indication that she decided to finish her studies.
With silky honey-blond hair, an infectious smile, practically zero wrinkles and flashy new red sweats, she fit right in with the students at Hayward High School on Wednesday. Not surprising, because she's one of them. Class of 2014, to be exact.
Hayward High bestowed a diploma to Principe at a ceremony on campus Wednesday, eight decades years after she dropped out to get married.
Hayward schools Superintendent Stan Dobbs invited Principe as a way to boost students' pride in their school and community, he said.I had hoped there was something inspirational and educational in this story. It was nothing more than a feel-good stunt. Nice thing to do for a little old lady--but how, I ask, does this act "boost students' pride in their school and community"?