“Public service must be more than doing a job honestly and efficiently. It must be a complete dedication to the people and the nation.” — Margaret Chase Smith, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Maine
Public service to one’s community, state or nation often goes without notice or reward.
Yet, our daily lives, from transportation to education to tourism and many other fields, would be vastly different without the dedication of women and men who serve the public day in and day out. The work can be tedious and tiring, but our public servants are there for us when we need them and to answer questions that often would confound even the smartest people.
Three public servants at the historic John de la Howe School were recognized Thursday, May 31, by the state of South Carolina for their service this week. The Palmetto State sets aside time in the month of May to honor its state employees.
JDLH honorees are Peggy Medlock, Procurement Specialist II, who was honored for more than 25 years of service to the Palmetto State; Emily Anthony, Food Service Specialist V, honored for more than 10 years of service, and Lisa Young, Food Service Specialist I, honored for more than five years of service.
Their dedication to the students and staff on our campus makes our lives better each day. And for that, we owe them abundant expressions of “thank you”!