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89-year-old held in internment camp gets diploma

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - After being forced to drop out of high school more than 70 years ago, a Japanese-American woman finally received her diploma.

Yoshiko Golden and her family were moved from Oxnard to an internment camp in Arizona in 1942. She was there more than a year before being released and settling in San Diego.

The 89-year-old never got the chance to get her diploma, but she got it Wednesday thanks to the San Diego County Office of Education's Operation Recognition Program."

"I feel good, I feel great," she said.

Golden is the first person to have lived in a relocation camp to be recognized by the county Office of Education

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