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At 96, an honorary diploma

Florence DiPasquale Bruno has had many amazing experiences in her 96 years, and the Quakertown Community School Board added another to her extraordinary life by awarding the former Quakertown student with an honorary diploma.

The reward came on September 13th, 78 years later than it should have after family circumstances forced Mrs. DiPasquale Bruno to drop out of Quakertown High School. During the 10th grade, she was needed to stay home and care for an ill mother, her father and six brothers as they worked the family farm in Milford Township

"It means the world to me, really,” Mrs. DiPasquale Bruno said Thursday night as she was presented a diploma by Board President Steaven Klein, just after her family helped her into a blue cap and gown and handed her roses. “I just can't believe this is happening at my age."

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