72-year-old man graduates from college, his 98-year-old mom attends ceremonytext_fields
Georgia: A 72-year-old man from Lawrenceville, US has graduated from college this month. Sam Kaplan finished high school in 1969 but never considered going to college back then.
Four years ago, he was driving when he heard about the course on the radio. "I was riding down the highway and heard on the radio they were offering this degree. The next exit was Collinsville, so I exited off and five minutes later, I was registering for class," he told Fox News.
The audience cheered loudly for Kaplan who received his degree in cinema and media arts production. His 98-year-old mother also attended the graduation ceremony.
Kaplan was interested in scriptwriting and has already authored two books. "I've always liked to write, I love to tell stories. I thought I could turn my stories into screenplays, but I needed to have the foundation of what to do."
When asked about returning to school after 50 years, he said: "It was exciting, nervous, but it was a challenge. Learning how to study again and interacting with the students was a lot of fun. I'm very excited, and I feel proud of myself for doing this."