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Hanahan student awarded grant for Annual Intergenerational Forum presentation

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Shelbie Hughes smiles proudly at March 28 board meeting

Shelbie Hughes smiles proudly while being recognized at the March 27, 2018 BCSD board meeting. Hughes is surrounded by BCSD Board Chair Sally Wofford, left; South Carolina Department of Education Superintendent Molly Spearman, right and BCSD Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram. Speaking about Shelbie in the foreground is Hanahan Principal Ric Raycroft. (BCSD photo)


Five high school seniors and five senior citizens came together to discuss their perspectives on crucial matters facing humanity, our nation, and the world at the Third Annual Intergenerational Forum (IGF) Competition at Bisop England High School.

The IGF was founded in 2016 as a way to bring together two generations, High school students and senior citizens, to discuss important issues of the day and in the process, gain a better understanding and appreciation for differing points of view. 

Hanahan High senior Shelbie Hughes participated on the 10 member team.  The panelists discussed important issues facing the world including the environment, security and government.  At the conclusion of the program, the judges tallied their scores for the students’ presentations.  Hughes, who is committed to attending Clemson University next year for the nursing program, won first place and received a $1,000 grant.

Shelbie and her achievement were among several recognized at the March 27, 2018 board meeting.