03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Clinton Praises World's Oldest Peace Corps Volunteer

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the most senior member of the Peace Corps in the world on Tuesday, an 85-year-old Florida woman serving in Morocco, reports CNN.

Muriel Johnston was recognized for her efforts and proclaimed "one of the best" volunteers by Clinton during a meet-and-greet meeting of U.S. embassy officials and other Americans in Marrakech, Morocco.

"It's also a great reminder that in America in the 21st century, there are not only second acts, there's third acts and fourth acts and fifth acts and -- if you're ready to embrace new challenges," Clinton said.

Johnston, originally from New York, is volunteering for the next two years as a health educator in the Moroccan province of Azilal. This incredible and inspiring lady blogs about her experiences and adventures here.

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