Melbourne: A 106-year-old woman from Ohio who completed classes but didn't graduate in a dispute over a book has finally received her high school diploma.

According to the News Journal, Mount Vernon schools superintendent presented Reba Williams with the diploma on Wednesday at her apartment in Columbus, Ohio, a website reported.

She even got to wear a traditional graduation cap brought by the retired Mount Vernon English teacher who urged the school board to award the diploma.

Williams said that she completed high school in Mount Vernon but was denied her diploma because she refused to read a final book assigned by a teacher.

She had read the book once and didn't want to read it again. Williams said that she hopes current students realize that learning is important and that they probably shouldn't follow her example.

(Agencies)

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