Annie Barone, 'The Cookie Lady,' earns high school diploma

You can do a lot in 95 years. Survive The Great Depression. Raise four kids as a single mom. Work many jobs. And make so many cookies you become known as “The Cookie Lady." But one thing Annie Barone did not do in almost a century of living on this Earth: Earn a diploma.
Melissa Topey
Dec 13, 2012

That is until Sunday.

Sandusky Schools Superintendent Eugene Sanders and members of the school board presented Barone an early birthday gift—an honorary diploma in a 95th birthday ceremony on Sunday.

Click the video to the right to hear Annie Barone talk about her life.

Read how Barone came to be a 95-year-old new graduate by getting a copy of today's Register.

 

Comments

starryeyes83

Good Story, SR needs more like this. I hope every schoolkid out there reads this - as it should be required reading, and not only for the history lesson. Because the message is clear : Stay in school. There are more options out there, nowadays.

ConGRADulations on your diploma, Mrs. Barone. :)

EdO's

Top notch story. More of these please.

feedthetrolls

they don't have time to report on stories like this. there were way too many minor traffic accidents to report on. it takes a lot of time to cut and paste police blotters and pass them off as headlines. did you hear so and so ran a red light yesterday?

eightballcuet1

What a heart warming story. Congratulations Mrs Barone.

UgtaBkdnMe

A touching story. However, Mrs. Vargo looked rather tacky chomping on her gum.