Lady’s Island Middle School’s Junior Leadership class visited Penn Center on St. Helena Island on Friday, November 14. The leadership class spent part of the day touring the facility with Mr. Middleton and learning about Penn Center’s rich history with Ms. Ward.
The theme for this year’s visit to Penn Center was civil rights. The class was divided into groups and assigned to read important speeches written by John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and George Wallace. Members of the Junior Leadership class read excerpts from these important historical figures famous speeches and discussed the meaning of the words that were used during these changing times in our countries history. By comparing and contrasting these important ideas and speeches, the students are now better able to understand the views and opinions of our country during unsettling times.