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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – An Americus woman proves learning is a lifelong endeavor.

Tuesday night, Catherine Volley was one of about 120 students who got their General Equivalency Diplomas at a ceremony at South Georgia Technical College.

At 75 she's the oldest student. And she may just be the proudest as well.

"It makes me feel real good. I feel like I want to cry. I'm so happy. I never thought that I was going to make it, but I did. It's a wonderful day for me," said a tearful Volley.

She started taking GED classes with her husband more than a decade ago, but stopped when he got sick and passed away.

Volley encouraged her seven children to pursue their education and is glad she now has her diploma too.

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