Appreciation gala to be held for recent 92-year-old high school graduate

Appreciation gala to be held for recent 92-year-old high school graduate

Public invited to hear her speak and celebrate her accomplishments

LAS VEGAS – July 23, 2010 – Eunie Mae Gray, fondly nicknamed “Faye” by her family and friends, was born in Texas in 1918. Never receiving the opportunity for formal schooling, she developed a passion for the importance of education. At 90 years old, Gray pursued her life-long dream and received her high school diploma in 2008.

While working on receiving her high school degree, Gray published a book about her life entitled “Faye,” which details her experiences during the Jim Crow era, the Great Depression, World War II and being raised in a sharecropper family. The book is available for purchase nationally at and Borders and Barnes and Noble stores.

In order to celebrate her life, achievements and all that is yet to come, her family is hosting an appreciation gala on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Rock Country Club, located at 2250 A Red Springs Dr., Las Vegas, Nev. 89135.

Gray will speak at the gala about her accomplishments, motivations, experiences and plans for the future of preparing to write another book and earning a college degree. She wants to encourage and motivate others to pursue their dreams, no matter their age in life.

The public and media wishing to attend the event can contact her granddaughter Sandra Batiste and daughter Dolores Williams at (702) 806-6988 or for more information

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