Former Lewisville High School (LHS) student Frankie Lester Sprabary waited more than 70 years for this moment. The 88-year-old had always dreamed of graduating from high school, but a car accident, which left her bedridden, prevented her from receiving her diploma in the spring of 1946. After hearing her story, Lewisville ISD (LISD) and LHS helped make Sprabary’s dreams a reality.
An honorary diploma ceremony was held for Sprabary Monday, Feb. 6 in a packed Leo C. Stuver Auditorium at LHS. The ceremony for the former student featured performances by the wind symphony and choir as well as a commencement address from LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers. Sprabary was presented an honorary diploma, and the ceremony concluded with the school song and a reception in the foyer.
“I have dreamed about this day,” Sprabary said, “and it’s finally here.”
CBS DFW and WFAA featured Sprabary and her story. Both features are linked below.