PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman who dropped out of school to work during the Great Depression finally has her high school diploma in time for her 103rd birthday on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Hazel Marie Attenborough Cichowski was presented with the honorary diploma at Wednesday night's meeting of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board.
Cichowski, a resident of Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood, dropped out of South High School in the 11th grade because she needed to go to work during the Depression.
She told the board "I really loved school. It was never a chore for me." But she said she also loved her job and "always made the best of the situation."
Cichowski worked for 45 years at West Penn Hospital.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com
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Freezing rain changes to rain through the rest of the morning. Many driving challenges. We gradually change to all rain through about noon. Sun makes a brief appearance later on. High in the lower 40s today.
One more wintry system is set to move through our area tomorrow morning. We could get about an inch of snow in Philly...a bit more to our south.