Friday, April 23, 2010

Congratulations to Hazel Soares. UPDATED

Hazel Soares is going to graduate from Mills College in art history. She is 94 years old. You can read more about her story in today's Chip Johnson column in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Besides being a local human interest story, Hazel is the aunt of my friend Jodi Soares. Hazel had a heck of a time getting through math, and Jodi asked me if I'd be willing to help, but we didn't make the connection. In any case, Hazel kept pushing forward and the finish line is now in sight.

Congratulations again to Hazel and everybody in the class of '10.

(Note: In my earlier post, I had her name as Helen. That would just be a mistake in normal situations, but she had a sister named Helen who is no longer with us. I deeply apologize for my blunder.)


namastenancy said...

She is pretty amazing!

Abu Scooter said...

Congratulations to Helen!

CDP said...

Good for her! At the rate I'm going, I shouldn't be a day older than 70 when I finish, so I'm way ahead of her.

Distributorcap said...

hooray for hazel (which is some bad 60s song)

but hooray for her