Oneida woman turns 106 on Thursday

Cameron Taylor, WATE 6 On Your Side Reporter - ONEIDA (WATE) - A Scott County woman is turning an age many of us hope to see one day. Flonnie Stephens is turning 106 on Thursday.

Coming in at 4'11 tall and weighing 90 pounds, the community sees Stephens as a role model for people of all ages.

"I don't feel like I'm that old. I tell people 'I'm not that old'," said Stephens.

As a graduate of the class of 1929, she lined up with the rest of the Valedictorians who could make it to the school's centennial ceremony.

You're probably wondering what her secret is to making it to this age.

"I've been honest, I've worked hard and I'm so thankful that I'm still able to go and do what I do," said Stephens.

She has lived in the Oneida community all her life.

Her daughter, Etta, considers her a great role model.

"I'm very proud of my mother," said Price. "She's a fantastic person."

Oneida High is a special place for Stephens and if you can believe it, she's older than the school by a few years.

It holds a deep place in her heart that her granddaughter replaced her high school class ring when she lost it.

Oneida High School tells WATE 6 On Your Side she is the oldest living high school graduate in the state.


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