- A woman was applauded online after it was revealed she graduated at the age of 55
- Her story was shared by a fellow graduate, Randall van Wyk, on the #ImStaying Facebook page
- The lady, Sandy Hill, and her beautiful daughter both obtained their degrees recently
It's that wonderful time of the year. No, we're not talking about Christmas, we're talking about the graduation season.
Every day, inspiring stories of graduates overcoming struggles to succeed surfaces online and we're here for it.
Briefly.co.za found another one of those stories on the #ImStaying Facebook group on Monday. Social media user, Randall van Wyk, shared the story of Sandy Hill online.
He gushed about the fellow graduate obtaining her qualification at the age of 55.
Van Wyk's post read:
"I would like to introduce you to Sandy Hill. She is a remarkable woman with an incredible story. I met her when we started our Masters journey in 2016. She has changed the narrative! She is a stunning 55-year-old, who defied all the olds and stood tall. From an insecure beginner to a confident graduate. She has claimed her space in society! Yas!"
"Sandy, I salute you and am so proud of you. You inspire me to want to do and be better. My friend, you deserve every good thing and only the best life has to offer. Congratulations, love you longtime."
Hill also posted a photo on her Facebook page of her and her daughter - who also graduated recently. Talk about mother-daughter goals.
South Africans were inspired by Hill furthering her education and not letting her age stop her.
Kim Tifflin Sing commented:
"Congratulations Sandy, you are a true inspiration.'
Belinda Hastie Lyne said:
"What a wonderful tribute! Sandy Hill you are such an inspiration!"
Jenny Pope wrote:
"Sandy you are a true inspiration to so many. Congrats."
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