City leaders remember SC pioneer in arts education


HAT LEGACY. REPORTER: WITH ALL THE WORLD HER STAGE THESE STUDENTS MERELY PLAYER>>I BELIEVE IN MANY WAYS, SOUTH CAROLINA HAS BECOME A MODEL FO ARTS EDUCATION, AND I KNOW THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS SHE’S MADE TO THE EDUCATION PROCESS ALONG THE WAY. REPORTER: A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR AN ARTISTIC VISION THAT SHAPED HUNDREDS OF LIVES. >>SHE GAVE AN INCREDIBLE AMOU OF TIME, ENERGY AND HER LIFE TO ARTS EDUCATION. REPORTER: OR DOCTOR VIRGINIA ULDRICK BY ANY OTHER NAM IT’S DR. ULDRICK’S LASTING PHYSICAL LEGACY, THE SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES. BUT PEOPLE HERE IN GREENVILLE SAY HER LEGACY GOES BEYOND THESE FOUR WALLS.>>HER TENACITY, HER PERSEVERANCE, HER REFUSAL TO TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER WHEN SHE BELIEVED SOMETHING WAS RIGHT FOR STUDETS.>>YOU DID NOT STAND IN THE WAY OF VIRGINIA ULDRICK. WHEN SHE WAS ON SOMETHING, SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPE REPORTER: SHE PICTURED A NEW WAVE IN EDUCATION A LEGACY THAT WOULD EXTEND TO THE SILVER SCREEN AND THE BROADWAY STAGE.>>SHE WAS AN INSPIRATION JUST TO BE AROUND. REPORTER: REMEMBERED JUST AS MUCH FOR HER OWN ACCOMPLISHMENTS. >>IT’S A SAD DAY. BUT IT’S ALSO A TIME TO CELEBRATE VIRGINIA’S AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS. REPORTER: AS SHE’S REMEMBERED FOR THE DIFFERENCE SHE MADE IN THOSE SHE TOUCHED.>>ONE PERSON MAKES A DIFFERENCE. YOU CAN SEE THAT JUST IN HER LIFE BUT SHE SAW THAT IN OTHER PEOPLE.>>VIRGINIA ULDRICK IS NOT THE IMPORTANT THING. IT’S THAT WE HAVE THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL TO TRAIN CHILDREN TO THE BEST THEY CAN BE. REPORTER: SHE LIVED FOR ART AND MADE SO MANY MORE COULD DO THE SAME. IN GREENVILLE, JOE RIPLEY, WYFF

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