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You dont have to be afraid
Sheheen urges Junior Leadership grads to fight fear and hate
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Clinton Washington III (center), of Lugoff-Elgin High School, smiles at someone off camera as he poses with his parents, Clinton and Elease Washington following the April 27 Junior Leadership Kershaw County annual graduation dinner. Clinton received a record of six nominations from his fellow Junior Leadership graduates and ultimately won the 2017 Robert J. Sheheen Outstanding Junior Leadership Student of the Year award. The award recognizes Clintons exemplary leadership qualities during the program year. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden had a message for the 2017 class of Junior Leadership Kershaw County: Don’t be afraid to face and fight the fear and hate that leads to acts like the one that took the life of one of his best friends. Serving as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Junior Leadership graduation dinner on April 27, Sheheen recalled being deskmates in the S.C. Senate with State Sen. Clementa “Clem” C. Pinckney. Pinckney was among those murdered during the June 2015 massacre at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church, of which he was pastor.

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