After missing out on his high school graduation in 1962 for getting in some hot water as a teen, Ted Sams finally received his diploma alongside the class of 2022.

Sams was invited by San Gabriel High School to walk across the stage during Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Dressed in full cap and gown, he walked alongside students 60 years his junior, and he couldn’t have been happier.

“When I went back with my grade, they wouldn’t give me my diploma because I owed $4.80 for a book and so I just walked away and said forget it,” said Sams of his time as a senior