Burke Scholar Wins Statewide Logo Contest for Shred360

Hesham Hikal

Micah Brown helped start the Digital Arts program at Burke High School (BHS) in the 2016-2017 school year. If his students continue to win contests, the Digital Arts program is going to become a popular option for scholars there. Earlier this month, Shred360, a paper shredding company based in Columbia, announced Burke senior Hesham Hikal as this year’s logo design contest winner.

Over 1,000 entries were submitted for this year’s contest, which is open to every student in the state of South Carolina. Hikal’s design will be placed on the back of one of Shred360’s trucks by the end of June, and will remain there until June 2019. He earned $500 for the school as well.

“It feels really good to be selected as the winner out of all those entries,” said Hikal. “We have a great thing going thanks to Mr. Brown, and I hope this award shows what we are all capable of in this class, and at Burke.”

Shred360 opened its doors 11 years ago, and has used this state-wide contest to determine their company’s logo each year of operation.

“It’s an honor winning two logo competitions consecutively since the inception of the Digital Arts program here at BHS,” Brown stated. “I look forward to the coming years and connecting with the community to enhance learning in this way.”

Last year, a student from Brown’s class won a contest sponsored by the local branch of the insurance brokerage and consulting firm, NFP. The business was looking for a logo to place on souvenir bags for a health expo in which they were participating.

Brown also pointed out another one of his students, Mia Washington, finished in the top eight in this year’s Shred360 competition.

For more information about Hikal’s accomplishment, or the Digital Arts program at Burke, contact Executive Principal Cheryl Swinton at (843) 579-4815.

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