COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County School District's teacher of the year offered words of inspiration during Columbus State University's inaugural Department of English Convocation.
Stefan Lawrence, Muscogee County's 2016 Teacher of the Year, and CSU English Alum spoke to students Friday about the importance that English majors bring to society.
The Convocation is an opportunity to let students know about all the programs, events, and opportunities the English department offers at CSU.
According to Lawrence, English majors have a heavy duty to inspire others even if sometimes they are misunderstood.
Lawrence says, "English majors especially I am challenging you guys to be the brave ones. To be the ones that challenge the norm and push the envelope. Because it is needed. Because we are getting to a world where everything is so instant."
Lawrence is a teacher at Carver High School. He says becoming an English major was the best decision he ever made.