James C. Biggers Award


Stream of Conciousness: William Faulkner

Haley Clark

12th Grade

Ashbrook High School

Category: Painting


The James C. Biggers Award is in honor of Mr. James ("Jim") C. Biggers, who passed away in March of 2019. Mr. Biggers was beloved by both his family and friends, and he was a board member here at the Gaston County Museum. Mr. Biggers was a well-known artist, both within this community and beyond. His murals can be seen across the state, including his piece titled “North Carolina Belongs to the Children”, which can be seen at the North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh. Mr. Biggers had a lifelong passion for teaching, and taught art in Gaston County for many years. He is missed by all that knew him, and the Gaston County Musuem would like to honor Mr. Biggers and his teaching legacy with this award. Mr. Biggers inspired many students in the classroom, and this award seeks to honor the promise and excellence that he would often encourage in his students.