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Emerging Public Leader combines community service, visual arts

Photo by Bart Boatwright of the Greenville News. Used with permission.
Photo by Bart Boatwright of the Greenville News. Used with permission.

For Mauldin High School senior Celine Crum, deciding on her EPL community service project was easy. A participant in the Riley Institute’s Emerging Public Leaders program and a student at the Fine Arts Center, Crum set her sights on painting a mural that would capture the imagination of children. “I [want] the mural to serve as a statement that creativity should be fostered during childhood, the most impressionable time of one’s life,” she says. Crum and team of volunteers painted the mural Dec. 5 on an exterior wall of the Mauldin Cultural Center. Read more about her inspiration in the Greenville News.

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