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87-year-old woman finally graduates

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SALISBURY -- An 87-year-old Rowan County woman had her dream come true.

Saturday morning, Martha Platt took part in Catawba College's graduation ceremony. Platt says she received her degree in the mail from the school in 1959. She says she was too busy with work to participate in all the graduation pomp and circumstance.

“All through the years I have regretted.” said Platt. “I have said it so many times I have regretted going across the stage and getting that diploma in person.”

Platt says if her parents were still alive, they would have enjoyed ceremony.

She says she is the first person in her immediate family to have graduated.

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