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TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. — A retired woman was finally able to fulfill her wish of receiving her high school diploma, 62 years after the graduation of her high school class.

In a collaborative effort between Elmcroft of Teays Valley, a retirement community, and Second Wind Dreams, an international organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of the elderly, 79-year-old Phyllis Starcher was able to receive her high school diploma from Poca High School on Friday.

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