• Woman, 96, receives high school diploma

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    MONESSEN, Pa. - A 96-year-old Monessen woman got a special gift this Mother's Day.

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    "I just don't know what to say. I'm at a loss for words," Ethel Safo said.

    Safo got her high school diploma Sunday, 78 years after dropping out of Monessen High School.

    Her family surprised her with a special ceremony after Mass.

    Her granddaughter said Safo didn't graduate in 1941 because her father was drafted into the Army, so her mother went to work, leaving her to take care of her siblings. 


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