Ellouise Lewis, a 90-year-old resident of Mississippi, has achieved her longtime goal of receiving a diploma after receiving an honorary GED with the assistance of prominent members of her neighborhood.
Ellousie Lewis, who dropped out of school after the 10th grade, recalled that she once missed receiving her GED by one question and has always regretted not going back to get it.
Gulfport Care Center was interested in her tale and chose to support her in realizing her dream.
The Gulport Care Center shared in a post on Wednesday that immediately they got aware of Ellousie Lewis’s story, their “team went right to work to help make it happen”.
When Ellousie Lewis was informed about the Gulfport Care Center’s mission to help her achieve her dream, she expressed delight.
“When they told me here I could get my GED, I was happy about that. I’m always happy. Excuse me, because it makes me happy to know I can do it,” Lewis commented
The Activities Director of the Gulport Care Center, Lisa Perdue explained sought out a school and eventually found Wells of Southgate who presented the certificate to Ellousie Lewis.
“She took a modified test and was presented her honorary G.E.D. with family and friends cheering her on,” Gulfport Care Center posted on Facebook.