This 80-Year-Old Did WHAT?! Now That’s Dedication.

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Graduating college is a major accomplishment for anyone, but one woman made her graduation day especially special when she turned her tassel at the same time as her two grandsons.

80-year-old Rosa Salgado earned her associate degree in education with highest honors from Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus in Florida. Rosa came to the United States from her native Columbia in 1995, and started in the college’s English for Academic Purposes program in 1996. Soon after, she became a full-time student.

Although she struggled with English, faced a lengthy commute, worked while attending school, and had to raise her grandchildren after an accident left her daughter in a coma, Rosa has never, ever given up.

Despite all the adversity Rosa faced, she still maintained a 3.8 grade point average. Her perseverance made her an inspiration to many of the students taking classes alongside her. Salgado told CBS Miami, “I want the people to have this example to begin or to continue studying.”

Find out how she overcame her incredible odds.

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