Waterloo’s Angie Jones to receive Welles Award for years of community service

Retired Waterloo High School Spanish teacher Angela Jones has been named the winner of the ninth annual Henry C. Welles Award.

She was selected for her dedicated service to the Waterloo community and for helping to make Waterloo a better place to live.

The award is named after druggist Henry C. Welles, co-founder of the first Memorial Day in the country in Waterloo in 1866.

Organizers say the 90-year-old Jones is often called “The Energizer Bunny” for her boundless energy, generosity, positive attitude, her enthusiasm for Waterloo and mostly, her unflagging dedication to bridging cultural gaps between American and Spanish-speaking countries, especially Mexico.

She moved to Waterloo in 1952 as a young bride, bringing with her a unique vision and style of teaching.

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