User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


59° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Brewster Vet Now A 92-Year-Old Graduate

May 28, 2012, 6:10 PM

Brewster Vet Now A 92-Year-Old Graduate
BREWSTER, MN -

Memorial Day is one to give extra thanks to the veterans who served our country. And one Brewster, Minnesota, vet is extra thankful for an educational opportunity many take for granted.

These days Raymond Wolff and his dog, Tishy, spend their days watching the days pass by. Wolf's golden years are much different than his time as a teenager.

"Well I know I went through some pretty tough times in my day; that's for sure" Wolff said.

Wolff came of age during the "Dirty 30s," forcing him to quit school and help his father on the farm. When the 1940s rolled around, he was drafted and headed overseas to fight World War II.  But he never forgot about that high school diploma.

"It's just something nice to have," Wolff said.

So when he was offered the chance to finally receive that diploma, Wolff was more than willing.

"I said, better late than never," Wolff said.

Now at 92-years old, Wolff is finally a high school graduate. Earlier this month, he was given the opportunity to earn an honorary high school diploma from Round Lake-Brewster High School alongside his great-grandson, Brady Meyer.

"You know, when you can do it with your great grandson it's pretty darn nice," Wolff said.

Wolff now sits with Tishy admiring his hard work and numerous achievements with his latest accomplishment being no exception.

"Well I think we'll make it, huh Tishy? We don't know how long but we hope we'll make it," Wolff said.

While other high school graduates are holding down summer jobs and looking forward to college, Wolff plans to keep up his lawn and watch the Minnesota Twins games on TV.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Harrisburg High School Struggling To Hire

4/20/2015 5:55 PM

Filling open positions is nothing new, but this year, filling six open spots is a bigger headache than in the past.

Full Story | Watch
New Tea Area Elementary Teaching Positions Filled

4/21/2015 5:55 PM

Students will fill the halls for the first time this fall, and teachers are already set to come to work.

Full Story | Watch
The Future Of AP Classes In Sioux Falls

4/20/2015 5:00 PM

Barb Newitt, an AP physics teacher at Roosevelt  said she wasn't happy with the decision, but is making the best of it.

Full Story | Watch
Details Of New SF Superintendent Contract

4/20/2015 9:55 PM

Parts of the deal Brian Maher just signed were discussed in vague terms during the searching process, which made it easier to put the details together...

Full Story | Watch
Students Suffer Minor Injuries In Rapid City Bus Crash

4/23/2015 1:44 PM

The Rapid City School District says some students suffered minor injuries in a bus crash.

Full Story


Events