Grand Island Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream At Age 86


After 70 years of wishing to be a High School graduate but being unable to attend school for financial reasons, a Grand Island woman proves the theory that you can achieve any goal you set your mind to, no matter what age.

Evelyn Kosmicki, who is 86 years young, received her G.E.D. Saturday afternoon, surrounded by her family, her instructor and fellow Primrose residents.

Her graduation celebration comes a year to the day that Evelyn brought the idea to her children.

Evelyn only finished eighth grade and felt left out; being the last of her four original classmates to not finish school.

"I, I just sometimes gotta be dreaming, it's just a dream come true," said the new graduate.

Saturday's ceremony included a 'Pomp and Circumstance' procession, and a surprise diploma from Grand Island Senior High.