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94-Year-Old Student Gets Ready to Don Cap and Gown

The new girl at Westford Academy digs Guy Lombardo instead of Lady Gaga. Her dance of choice is the jitterbug. And she can dish out relationship advice with a bit more perspective than any of her classmates.

Then again, Genevieve Johnson is not your average Westford Academy senior. For her, graduation on June 6 will be the culmination of a dream deferred 78 years ago, when Johnson dropped out of school to help her family get by during the Great Depression.

She is 94 years old and counting down the days until she dons the cap and gown, crosses the stage at Westford Academy Trustees Field, and receives her high school diploma.

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