Sometimes we win; sometimes we win weird, cool stuff

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

For the past several months, due to pandemic restrictions and precautions, we have been conducting our mini-survey online. For this issue, however, we were back on the street! At the Re-imagined Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival in late October, we asked: “After Election Day, we will know who wins and who loses. What’s the biggest, coolest, weirdest, or most fun thing you’ve ever won?”

Collins Medlin, St. Petersburg, Fla.: “The coolest thing I’ve ever won was Ms. Florida U.S. 2014, and I had the opportunity to compete in Ms. U.S. 2014.”












Claudia Medlin, Sumter, S.C.: “I won a 5K in my age group at the Watermelon Festival in Hampton.”











Aiysha Sinclair, Savannah: “When I was in high school, I won the Humorous Interpretation Award in a competition for Speech and Debate.”












Rafaela Johnson, Savannah: “When I was in kindergarten, we did drawings for Timothy the Tooth, and I won the prize for all of kindergarten and elementary school. I got my picture taken with this big old tooth!”













Sophie Docalavich, Hampton: “I won a tiny fish trophy in fifth grade for break dancing at a school dance.”