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BROOKLYN (PIX11) — For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence.
However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it’s pretty much warranted.
“This is very exciting!” Scotto said as she and her daughter Michelle crowded around a radio in a quaint living room, listening to a news report honoring her birthday.
Mrs. Scotto is celebrating a milestone turning 100 years old. What’s even more incredible, she is still part of the workforce, working as a math instructor at Saint Ephrem’s Elementary School in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn.
“You know I’m into math so I actually sat down one day and did [the math] with pencil and paper,” Scotto told PIX11 News, admitting she just couldn’t wrap her head around turning 100. “I couldn’t believe it.”
A life-long resident of Brooklyn, Mrs. Scotto is a mother…
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