South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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S. 1106


Senate Resolution
Sponsors: Senators Massey and Young
Document Path: SR-0604KM-VC24.docx

Introduced in the Senate on February 28, 2024
Adopted by the Senate on February 28, 2024

Summary: Sarah Baker Johnson


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2/28/2024 Senate Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 5)

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Whereas, the members of the South Carolina Senate are pleased to recognize Sarah Baker Johnson for her service to her community; and


Whereas, a native of a lifelong resident of The Valley, Mrs. Johnson is a 1960 graduate of Langley Bath Clearwater High School; and


Whereas, Mrs. Johnson worked her entire career for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1579 as office manager; and


Whereas, a proud LBC alumnus, she has maintained a close connection with her former classmates, been part of the school's strong alumni organization, and helped plan numerous high school reunions. She is passionate about youth sports and served for many years on the board of the Gregg Park Dixie Youth Baseball League; and


Whereas, a civic leader, "Mrs. Sarah," as she is affectionately known, has served with many community organizations, including serving on the Valley Public Service Authority Board of Commissioners for thirty-five years and remains active in that capacity serving as their secretary treasurer. For more than thirty years, she has volunteered as a poll worker with the Aiken County Election Commission and has supported a great number of other causes and community needs when her involvement has been requested; and


Whereas, Mrs. Johnson's presence, advocacy, and volunteerism has benefited many organizations and improved the lives of many individuals in our community, but her greatest impact has been through her service as a member of the Area Three Advisory Council for Aiken County public schools; and


Whereas, Mrs. Johnson first joined the Advisory Council in 1976 and, over the last forty-eight years, has served as an officer in every position. Many students have heard a sermon from Mrs. Sarah as she imparted her wisdom through the discipline process on the Advisory Council; and


Whereas, in addition to regular advisory council meetings, Mrs. Johnson frequently attends middle and high school athletic events, elementary programs, veteran celebrations, graduations, and every awards day program at the end of the year she possibly can; and


Whereas, Mrs. Johnson's service to the community's schools extends beyond Area Three. She has also participated on district-led committees, and, for the last decade, has served on the Penny Sales Tax Community Committee, ensuring accountability for school facility project commitments and their funding; and


Whereas, a devout Christian, she is a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and there is no doubt that her strength and gift of a servant's heart springs from her faith; and


Whereas, Mrs. Johnson was married to the late Jimmy Johnson, and together, they had two boys; and


Whereas, the members of the South Carolina Senate greatly appreciate the dedication and commitment that Mrs. Johnson has shown in serving the people and the State of South Carolina.  Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate:


That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, recognize and honor Sarah Baker Johnson.


Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Sarah Baker Johnson.


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