Speaking up

Two Beaufort Middle School students are engaging in active citizenship by asking the Port Royal Town Council to alter rules that prohibit bikes at the Port Royal skate park. In an effort to hone their skills and tricks on their BMX Bikes, Chandler Phillips and Deavyn Powers are learning a thing or two about how local government works. “We’ve had our BMX bikes for over a year, and there’s nowhere else in town to practice,” Chandler says.  The two are optimistic that Port Royal Town Council will amend the rules and establish times when bikes can be ridden at the popular park.  Click here to read their story in the Beaufort Gazette: