SC State Community Observes Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 21, 2008

PriesterThe SC State University community will gather to reflect and rededicate itself to the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 24.

The 8 p.m. observance will be held in the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium on SC State’s campus and the keynote address will be given by Sarah Lynette Priester. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

A native of Orangeburg, S.C., Priester is a graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, and received both a bachelor’s of arts degree in English Education and a master’s degree in Secondary English Education from SC State University.

Employed by Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five as an English III (American Literature) teacher, Priester has more than 12 years of teaching experience that ranges from both middle and high school to Praxis I Coach and adjunct instructor of English at SC State.

Throughout her teaching career, Priester has been named Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Teacher of the Year. Priester earned her reputation for developing and leading writing workshops for teachers, parents, and students; and most recently, she received a ‘Letter of Honor’ for creating the school-wide production of the Harlem Renaissance.

Priester is the wife of the Rev. Charcey N. Priester, Sr., pastor of the St. Paul Baptist Church, Orangeburg, S.C., and the mother of Charcey, Jr. (12) and Majesty (8).