Berkeley County Student Gets “Squirrely” With 2020 Home Telecom Directory Art Challenge


MONCKS CORNER, SC February 24, 2020 – Twelfth grade art student Afua Lincoln from Philip Simmons High School won first place in Home Telecom’s 6th Annual Directory Art Challenge this year with his spectacular piece: “Three Squirrels.” Afua’s artwork is featured on the cover of Home Telecom’s 2020 Directory for all service areas.

Talented 8th-grader Saige Shoup from Marrington Middle School of the Arts took second place with her artwork titled “Nature of Berkeley County”; and Eden Abney, a 4th grader at Philip Simmons Elementary School was awarded third place with her piece titled “White-Tailed Deer.” 
Home Telecom offered a challenge to Berkeley County School District art students to submit original artistic depictions of nature, historical scenes and local events from the Lowcountry. Dozens of talented students ranging from elementary to high school competed this year.
In addition to the Top 3 overall winners, three winners, runners up, and honorable mention from three categories were also selected for rewards: high school, middle school, and elementary school level. The Art Departments at all winners’ schools will be awarded funds to be used for more art supplies, compliments of Home Telecom.
“Many talented students responded to the challenge and offered an array of inspirational and outstanding works, making it very difficult for one winner to be chosen from so many outstanding submissions,” says Gina Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Home Telecom. “Home Telecom would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the students who participated in this contest, and to the Art teachers for their help in making this Art Challenge possible. Our Berkeley County art students are truly gifted and continue to amaze us each and every year.”
The total amount awarded to contest winners this year was $5,500. Since the contest’s inception in 2015, Home Telecom has contributed over $32,000 to Art Departments in Berkeley County.

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Home Telecom is an integrated communications provider located in Moncks Corner, SC providing telephone, high speed Internet, video, and security services to residents and businesses in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties of South Carolina. They utilize a variety of state-of-the-art technologies, most notably FTTP technology, making them a leader in providing the fastest broadband internet services in the state.

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