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.