Public elementary school students around the state have been working to promote a more beautiful South Carolina. They participated in PalmettoPride’s “Litter Trashes Everyone” art contest. Created by state lawmakers, PalmettoPride is an initiative aimed at curbing litter and enhancing the state’s natural beauty. Enlisting students in this effort is a great way to get young people to think seriously about the problem of litter and other issues that impact our state’s public spaces. It’s also results in some really cool artwork!
The overall contest winner this year is Grace Drawdy, a fifth grader at Flat Rock Elementary School in Anderson County District 3. Regional winners are:
- Lowcountry Region: Naci Proveaux, fourth grade, Richard Carroll Elementary School in Bamberg County District One
- Midlands Region: Gage Morris, fifth grade, Byrd Elementary in Aiken County Public School District.
- Pee Dee Region: Kayla Cruz, fifth grade, McCormick Elementary in Marion County School District
(Drawdy is the winner for the Upstate Region.)
Learn more about the contest and see these students’ artwork by following this link.