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Prater graduates from SCSDB
Elizabeth Prater
Elizabeth Prater

Elizabeth “Liz” Prater of Elgin recently graduated from the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB). During the graduation ceremony, she received the American Legion Award, which recognizes students who are characterized by courage, honor, patriotism, leadership, scholarship, and service.

Liz plans to attend Midlands Technical College and major in psychology. At SCSDB, she was a basketball cheerleader and a member of the Chamber Singers, chorus, book club, Do-Good-Feel-Good Club, the track team, yearbook staff, the goalball team, and the Leo Club, a youth organization of Lions Clubs International. She also received the Leadership Award for cheerleading.

Liz’s career training included working as a tutor and assistant PE coach. “I like the visual tools and technology readily available to me at SCSDB,” Liz said.

She is the daughter of Ray and Zelda Prater of Columbia.

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state’s specialized school for students who are deaf or blind. It offers pre-K-12 educational programs on its main campus in Spartanburg and specialized vision and hearing services in school districts and homes throughout the state. For more information, go to or call the school’s toll-free number at 1-888-447-2732.