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Distinguished Service
Mendenhall honored for continued work locally, internationally
Juanita Mendenhall (center) accepts the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Science (AAFCS) in June. AAFCS President Marilyn Swierk (right) and President-elect Sue Byrd (left) present Mendenhall with the award.
As a child, Juanita Mendenhall said she wanted to be a missionary. Then in junior high school she discovered a different passion. “More than 50 years ago my junior high school home economics teacher inspired me to become a teacher like her.