Ellouise Lewis, a 90-year-old Mississippi resident, attained her lifelong dream of earning a diploma after receiving an honorary GED with the help of her neighbors.
Ellousie Lewis, who left school after the tenth grade, remembered that she once narrowly missed earning her GED and has always regretted not returning to school to do so. The Gulfport Care Center was intrigued by her story and decided to help her fulfill her ambition.
The Gulport Care Center said in a statement on Wednesday that as soon as they were made aware of Ellousie Lewis’s story, their “team got 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.
Lisa Perdue said that Wells of Southgate, who had been found following a search for a school by the Gulport Care Center’s activities director, had presented the certificate to Ellousie Lewis.
“She took a modified test and was granted her honorary G.E.D. with family and friends cheering her on,” Gulfport Care Center stated on Facebook.