By THOMAS WETZEL
Many people think about retiring at age 65, but for Martha Cox Wilkes, nothing could be further from her mind.
Wilkes is a 12-year veteran educator at Yazoo County High School where she teaches three of her favorite subjects: U.S. History, World History, and Geography. Before she became a teacher, she tucked away 28 years in the real estate business.
What you may not know about this school teacher is that she quietly lives another life. Aside from making tests and writing grades, she competes across the southern states in horse shows.
That’s right, horse shows.
Presently, Wilkes is a renowned Tennessee Walking Horse shower as she competitively displays her horses throughout the southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and of course Mississippi. Next year she intends on competing at Panama City, Fla.
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