98-year-old Marion Co. man receives honorary diploma

98-year-old Marion Co. man given honorary diploma

MARION COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A Marion County man is proving you're never too old to go back to school.

Roosevelt Jackson, 98, was presented with an honorary diploma from Marion County High.

Jackson is a former Negro League Baseball player who has been honored by Turner Field and inducted in the Negro League Hall of Fame.

With his family and friends in attendance, Jackson was so happy to get his diploma, he danced his way to the stage.

"It's your lifeline, your diploma," Jackson said. "That's why I go around to schools telling children make sure to get a good education, because education is like a rainbow, it doesn't have no end."

Jackson has also been honored by the Milwaukee Brewers as well.

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