A senior at the Academy for Arts, Science and Technology in Myrtle Beach showed off his digital art skills and scored a $150 prize.
Aaron Williams, digital communications student, won the high school category in an annual poster competition sponsored by the National Organization for Women Foundation.
The foundation’s “Love Your Body” Campaign challenged students to create positive messages for women.
The messages are meant to counter “the media’s use of narrow, unrealistic, negative images of women and/or challenge advertisers that profit from women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies,” according to the foundation’s website.
Harlem Globetrotter bouncing to S.C.
Socastee Elementary School will have a sweet surprise this week when Hi-Lite Bruton, of the Harlem Globetrotters, will stop by to “bounce out bullies.”
The Globetrotters have been visiting national schools promoting their “ABCs of Bullying Prevention” program, which works to educate kids on the best ways to handle harassment both in and outside of school. The program, designed in cooperation with the National Campaign to Stop Violence, will focus on action, bravery and compassion – which comprises the ABCs.
Bruton will give his presentation Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Bruton, who attended Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1994. He joined the Globetrotters in 2001.
For more information about the “ABCs of Bullying Prevention,” visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Bridgewater Academy hosting fall festival
Bridgewater Academy, a charter school in Myrtle Beach, will hold a fall festival on Saturday to raise money for the students.
There will be face painting, athletic contests, bounce houses, food vendors, a silent auction and more. Admission is free and the public can purchase tickets for activities and food.
The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school grounds: 191 River Landing Blvd., beside the Highway 501 bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway. Bridgewater Academy is an Horry County Schools tuition-free charter school for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
For more information, call the school at 236-3689.