On Monday, Jan. 24, Lila Robertson Trammell finally received her high school diploma.
The event had been more than 75 years in the making.
Trammell would have graduated from Camas High School in 1935. However, for reasons she did not want to disclose, Trammell did not attend her high school graduation and never received her diploma.
But three-quarters of a century later, she did just that. At a school board meeting, Trammell, now 94, was bestowed an honorary diploma from Camas High School, given to her by Superintendent Mike Nerland.
Like most graduates, there were a few tears and flowers. Unlike most graduates, the flowers came from the superintendent.
“You mean I lived 94 years and finally got this?” she joked. “Is it worth it?”
While attending Camas High in the early 1930s, Trammell was known as an outstanding student and received many awards, the most distinguished of these being the Citation for Meritorious Service. It was signed by Nora Self, who served as principal of CHS before her retirement.