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Mitchell Co. woman, 90, recognized by U.S. Congress

Adkins, recognized by a representative from Congress (Source: WALB) Adkins, recognized by a representative from Congress (Source: WALB)
Grace Adkins, Honoree and 90th birthday (Source: WALB) Grace Adkins, Honoree and 90th birthday (Source: WALB)
Adkins surprised to see the entire school and family fill the Westwood Schools auditorium (Source: WALB) Adkins surprised to see the entire school and family fill the Westwood Schools auditorium (Source: WALB)
CAMILLA, GA (WALB) -

After 58 years of teaching, one Mitchell County woman is now being recognized by the U.S. Congress for all her hard work. 

Grace Adkins, 90, who actually celebrated her 90th birthday on Friday, was thrown a surprise party at Westwood Schools in Camilla.

She was awarded by Congress, the State House, and Westwood Schools, for helping students reach their full potential. 

Though she's never turned a child away from being taught, she has turned away recognition of all kinds before today.

"I never expected to be honored. I like to honor other people, especially my children," said Adkins. 

Friday, was also declared Mrs. Grace Hatcher Adkins' Day to celebrate her, and all the children whose lives she has touched. 

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