MLK service honors seven students

Wesley S. Williams Jr.
Wesley S. Williams Jr.
     The Hebrew Congregation's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat service honoring outstanding high school students will be held Friday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
     The entire community is invited to join us for this very special service at which we will be honoring students from the St. Thomas high schools whose behavior and actions emulate the teachings and work of Dr. King.
     These students are chosen by their school principals, teachers, or guidance counselors, etc. based upon their achievements at school and in the community.
     This is a wonderful service which all of the students' families attend. A special Oneg will be held after the service at Lilienfeld House.
     The guest speaker this year will be the Rev. Dr. Wesley S. Williams Jr., B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M., LL.D, K.St. J., and D.Min. candidate.
      Dr. Williams is President and Co-Chairman of the Lockhart Companies, an approximately 30-company conglomerate based on St. Thomas.
      Dr. Williams is a Transitional Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Island (US and UK), ordained June 28, 2008. He currently serves as Deacon/Associate at the Cathedral Church of All Saints and as a member of the Investment Committee of the Episcopal Church (Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society).
      He has held a number of national pivotal posts with the Episcopal Church and at Harvard Divinity School.
      Before becoming a full-time resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Williams was for 30 years a partner in the Washington, D.C.-based international law firm of Covington & Burling and also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, as Chairman of the National Conference of Federal Reserve Bank Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen.