What an AMAZING achievement for Horace Sheffield of Barnesville, Georgia. He proves that it is never too late to achieve your dreams by graduating college at the age of 88 years young.
Mr. Sheffield, commonly known as "Pop" graduated from high school in 1959 and enrolled in college in 1961. He was never able to finish college and left in 1965. "My grandfather and grandmother were married young," Sheffield's granddaughter, Jill Brazier says. "They had kids and he ended up dropping out to help educate his own children."
"Pop" is described as an incredibly determined man and his granddaughter wasn't surprised when he told her he wanted to go back to school and earn his college degree. He ended up graduating last Friday with his family proudly in attendance. "The gym went nuts. Everyone stood up, cheered and hollered," Brazier recalled. "It was very emotional. We were all covered in chills. We were all in tears."
Now that he's done with college, "Pop" will continue enjoying retirement, spending time with family, remaining active at his church and getting ready for his 89th birthday in two weeks.