Grandpa Earns GED 50 Years After Dropping Out, Grandson Joins Him

WATERLOO -- Bob Speed is finally getting his GED, more than 50 years after dropping out of high school.

The 70-year-old Dunkerton man will be joined by his 21-year-old grandson, Danny Johnson, in receiving the GED diploma Thursday. They are among 154 people who have completed the program in the past year. Fifty-one others also are going through the graduation ceremony at Hawkeye Community College's Tama Hall. Two other family pairs have completed the GED in the past year, including a brother and sister and a mom and son.

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