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Former dropout, 100, presented with diploma

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Leo Flood (right) gets his high school diploma from St. Paul's High School diploma.

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Leo Flood (right) gets his high school diploma from St. Paul's High School diploma. Photo Store

The Depression forced Leo Flood to drop out of the recently-opened St. Paul’s High School in 1931.

He never got a chance to go back and finish.

But today, Flood turned 100, and at a ceremony at Misericordia Place nursing home, St. Paul’s president Father Leonard Altilia presented Flood with an honourary diploma.

How to live to 100? "I just lived and worked," said Flood.

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Updated on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:17 PM CDT: Adds photo

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