Truly a Southern lady, this recipient is always an educator at heart. Everywhere she goes, she finds former students who share fond memories of having been in her class at some point in their lives.
As a teacher, our recipient always went the extra mile to not only guide her students in learning English and literature, but to guide them in life as well.
Her caring and compassion went beyond the classroom as she did everything within her power to make a positive impact on those she was charged with educating.
For over 25 years she put forth an effort to make better the futures of those students.
Our recipient's compassionate nature led her to serve on the Bereavement Committee at First Baptist Church, where she offers comfort to those suffering the loss of a loved one.
She has also reached out in the community to help battered and homeless women as a board member of Safe Haven Women's Shelter. Her wisdom and guidance has certainly made a difference in many women's lives.
A member of the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she has served as treasurer for the organization.
She is a charter member of Statesboro Service League, which serves a variety of needs and causes in the community.
She is also a charter alumni member of the group that helped start the current Georgia Southern University Phi Mu chapter, and serves as the Phi Mu Housing Corporation Treasurer.
Wanting to help others even more, our honoree served as a fund raising chairperson for United Way for several years as well, helping an organization that reaches out to provide funds and services to a multitude of other charities in the community.
A loving mother and grandmother, she is always involved in community affairs and never hesitates to speak up when discussing improving and protecting the integrity of the community.
Sarah Hines - indeed worthy of a Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement Award.