Last year, we shared the story of Agnes "Granny" Zhelesnick, America's oldest working schoolteacher who, at 99, said she planned to keep working until she turned 100.
Last week, Zhelesnik celebrated her 100th birthday at the private Sunday School in North Plainfield, New Jersey. She still has no plans to retire.
On Friday, the student body sang "Happy Birthday" to Zhelesnik in the school auditorium, which had been decorated with portraits of the beloved teacher. Principal Benjamin Fox read congratulatory letters from President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie.
"She is an icon in this school," Fox told the New Jersey Press Media. "Besides the fact that she feeds everyone and makes the school smell wonderful, she just makes everybody smile. They are always hugging her. It's like a family and she is the granny of our family."
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