GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mendenhall Middle School teachers celebrated a new milestone for one of their own.

After 48 years of dedicated service at the school, Mrs. Judy Mays is retiring.

Friends and coworkers celebrated Mrs. Mays' legacy of molding young minds on Wednesday.

Mrs. Mays has 51 total years of service as a teacher.

From all of us at WFMY News 2 - Congratulations and Happy Retirement, Mrs. Mays!