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Hanahan mayor's art contest showcases work of local students

Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Christie rainwater and madison stewart  christie rainwater with admin and skylar mccleaf   christie rainwater and brianna cobos   christie rainwater and ansley adams

BCSD provided photos / Christie Rainwater visited each school to congratulate Madison Stewart, Skylar McCleaf, Brianna Cobos and Ansley Adams.

Hanahan students were recently challenged by Mayor Christie Rainwater to create pieces of artwork that inspired “hope”.

Four area students will now have their artwork featured in the mayor's office for a year.

Fifth-grader Skylar McCleaf at Bowen’s Corner Elementary, fifth-grader Madison Stewart at Hanahan Elementary, sixth-grader Brianna Cobos at Hanahan Middle and 11th-grader Ansley Adams at Hanahan High were all selected as winners in this year’s “Difference Maker” art contest.

This is the second time since she has taken office that Rainwater has held the contest, which is named after Rainwater’s mantra and encouragement to others to be “difference makers” in their community.

All BCSD schools in Hanahan were invited to participate in the art contest; this year’s theme circled around “hope.” Students had the freedom to create with whatever they wanted – markers, crayons, photography, digital art, etc.

Rainwater let each school pick their own winners. She recently spent a day going around to the schools to congratulate the students, and she said she enjoyed talking to them and hearing the inspiration behind their artwork.

“It really gives me hope for our next generation,” she said, adding, “We have some great people on the forefront…(who) will be leading our country in a few more years.”

In addition to their artwork being displayed at the mayor's office, and the students will be recognized at an upcoming city council meeting in April.



Monica Kreber