99-Year-Old Woman Crowned Honorary Homecoming Queen During High School’s 125th Anniversary
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
After 80 years, Edna Chance is finally getting her time in the spotlight. At the age of 99, Chance was named homecoming queen of Livermore High School, the school she attended in 1935. Chance, who is one of the oldest living alumni, was invited to come and celebrate for the schools 125th anniversary.
“It was a fun, special event for us all,” Timothy Buckley, Chance’s grandson, shared with Patch. After being named homecoming queen, Chance took to the field in a green corsage and sash and helped pin the current homecoming queen. “Crowning Edna Chance at Livermore High’s Homecoming was a true celebration of the 125 years that LHS has been an integral part of the fabric of Livermore,” Superintendent Kelly Bowers explained. She continued, “As a member of the Class of 1935, Ms. Chance is a tribute to the accomplishments of women during this past century. She also represents decades of commitment by our teachers and students. As Superintendent, I am privileged to contribute to this tradition of commitment and time-honored celebration.” While attending Livermore High School, Chance came to school in a horse and buggy. After graduating, Chance went to work helping out with World War II, becoming a worker in the Richmond shipyards. The 99-year-old is also one of the only authentic Rosie the Riveters still alive today. Chance still attends church in Livermore and is described by her children as a “strong caretaker.”
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