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Mary Mae Jones Elem. Surprises Jones on 90th Birthday

BENTONVILLE, AR -- Mary Mae Jones Elementary School in Bentonville wished its namesake a very happy birthday Friday!
BENTONVILLE, AR -- A very special celebration at one Northwest Arkansas school. Mary Mae Jones Elementary School in Bentonville wished its namesake a very happy birthday Friday! Students and staff surprised Jones herself with a party at lunch. Jones turns 90 this year and, despite being very young, these kids know how important she is.

"To me what's makes her so special is because she helps us get an education. because without this school, a lot of kids would be overcrowded in a school and might not even have a good education," says student Colette Tesoro.

The students surprised Mrs. Jones with a cake and banner. Several of them also took the mic to thank her for all she's done.
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