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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A 32-year-old Ohio woman can finally call herself a high school graduate.
Chayla Wigton lined up Saturday with Brookhaven High School's class of 2014, walked across the stage at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and received her diploma with a group of students who weren't yet in kindergarten when she was a senior in 2000.
The Dispatch reports that Wigton earned enough credits to graduate 14 years ago, but couldn't get her diploma after failing the math section of the state graduation exam.
After failing four re-takes, Wigton decided to move on with her life.
But last October, Wigton decided she wanted to take the test one more time. She passed.
Wigton says finally getting her diploma is "life changing" and that she can stop feeling like a failure.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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