Could My Idea Become Law?

Mary Grace Wingard and Lauren Cunningham say yes!

Mary Grace Wingard

In 2011 Mary Grace Wingard decided South Carolina needed a state vegetable. After writing letters to the Governor and the Legislature her efforts paid off and collards were named the official vegetable of our State.

"Don't expect it to be easy. Be prepared to work. If you have an idea, believe in it." - Mary Grace Wingard

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Lauren Cunningham

As a third-grader, Lauren started a one-girl campaign to have indigo blue designated as the official color of our State. In April of 2008 she succeeded and her idea became state law!

"Know that you can use your voice and when you do, you'll be heard." - Lauren Cunningham

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