64-year-old among Indy group of high school graduates

Nearly 100 adults overcame personal challenges to finally receive their high school diploma Friday night. (WTHR photo)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - It was a special graduation Friday night for 99 high school students in Indianapolis.

All of the graduates from Christel House DORS are 18 and older and had to overcome unique challenges to walk across the stage.

"I am doing this for my grandbabies. I've always been a stickler for education and I felt like a hypocrite trying to tell them to get an education when I didn’t finish high school," said Debra Lambrith, the oldest graduate at 64 years old.

The school offers fully accredited Indiana Core 40 high school diploma.

"I can't believe I am standing here today. Being in this cap and gown. Getting ready to walk across that stage to get that diploma I am so proud of myself,” said Kierston Risk.

The ability to bounce back is probably even more impressive - figuring out a way to get it done, even when life throws curve balls.

"I had a young boy at 15, so from 15, it got harder, trying to go to school, trying to work, trying to take care of both of them. It's like, 'I will do work or school later' and you get older and older and it's like you are running out of time," said graduate Brooke Dycus. "Now I am 26 today and I am finally graduating."

Every story of every person who walked across the stage Friday night is unique and the auditorium was full of proof there is no time limit for second chances.