When Marjorie Allen began teaching in the Normandy School District, a new car cost about $700, and a loaf of bread was only 8 cents.
What hasn't changed, the 93-year-old Allen said, is her passion to teach others. She still reports to a classroom 72 years after she began.
School district officials honored the Bel-Nor resident as Citizen of the Month at their board meeting Wednesday night at district headquarters.
"I call Mrs. Allen, from my heart, a community treasure because she is that," Superintendent Stanton Lawrence said during a presentation at the meeting.