STEAM campers honored for artwork

STEAM campers honored for artwork at Savannah Art Festival
Posted on 10/25/2018
Abigale Hamm was one of six STEAM campers honored for artwork.

Six Clyde-Savannah STEAM campers received awards for artwork that was displayed at the Savannah Art Festival on September 29. The festival’s theme was “Wild About Birds and Nature,” and was held at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah.

Five STEAM campers between ages three and six were recognized for their artwork: Ben Hobbs (1st place in Fine Arts), Maddison Reeves (2nd place in Fine Arts; winner of People’s Choice), Evelyn Brooks (3rd place in Fine Arts), Reagan Hemings (Honorable Mention), and Madyson Pullen-Roberts (Honorable Mention).

Abigale Hamm was the sole STEAM camper to win awards in the seven-to-eleven age group, as she received the People’s Choice award and finished in 2nd place for the Fine Arts award.

The STEAM camp is sponsored by the 21st Century Community Learning Center and provides interactive learning activities for more than 200 students. Over the summer, campers were encouraged to create artwork as part of the camp’s curriculum.

“The 21st Century Community Learning Center made the move from STEM to STEAM camp last year by adding art and music classes to our daily schedule,” said Erin Church, site coordinator of the 21st Century Community Learning Center. “The art show was the perfect way to showcase our campers’ accomplishments.”

In addition to new class offerings, the STEAM program has enhanced student learning by collaborating with the Montezuma Audubon Center, the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Department of Environmental Conservation during the summer and the school year.