Teacher receives Citizen of the Year award

A teacher who has given nearly 20 years to the Tupelo Public School District was awarded a special honor Friday night.

Posted: Feb. 2, 2018 10:43 PM
Updated: Feb. 2, 2018 10:43 PM

TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) -- A teacher who has given nearly 20 years to the Tupelo Public School District was awarded a special honor Friday  night.

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Josefina Rayburn was presented with the Junior Auxiliary of Tupelo's Outstanding Citizen of the Year award at the 55th annual Charity Ball.

The organization says rayburn pushed her students to do well and excel in their academics.

"There are many more people inside these areas and outside that deserve this a lot more than I do. I appreciate whoever nominated me and I humble receive these great honor," Rayburn said.

The Junior Auxiliary of Tupelo Outstanding Citizen of the Year award is an award to recognize individuals with exceptional community service.

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