18-Year-Old Starts Freshman Year of College With Her 82-Year-Old Grandfather

Melanie Salazar never has to worry about getting homesick at college. Her grandfather is right there on campus with her taking classes. This freshman is just beginning her journey at Palo Alto College in Texas while her grandfather Rene Neira is trying to finish his. The 82-year-old started school back in the 50’s. But his education was put on hold when he got married and started a family. More than 60 years later and he’s back taking his final course required for an associate’s degree.


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