GOSHEN, Ala. (CNN / AL.com) 101-year-old John Motes graduated from a Pike County high school on Thursday night. Administrators at Goshen High School said the senior class was more than excited to welcome Motes into the class of 2017.
Motes was supposed to graduate in 1933, but a medical condition forced him to drop out during his sophomore year.
A World War II veteran, he joined the Air Force as an engineer when he was 18 years old. He lives with his wife, Bettye, in Mobile.