“Queen of Disco” Gloria Gaynor peps up Socastee High School students

Gloria Gaynor, best known for her disco-era hits “I Will Survive” and “Never Can Say Goodbye,” also is proud of a lesser-known talent – imparting wisdom to bright-eyed high schoolers.

Gaynor stopped by Socastee High School on Tuesday for a flashy show by Farrah Beaudry’s chorale classes.

Students, clad in sparkly outfits, sang and danced to a remixed version of “I Will Survive.” The students then asked the pop legend questions about her life, decades-long career, and show business.

“The best thing, the most important, powerful thing you can do in life is to make a name for yourself,” Gaynor said. “Because your character is all you have.”