Six DCSD students earn S.C. State Fair art competition honors

Six DCSD students earn S.C. State Fair art competition honors
Posted on 11/09/2016
S.C. State Fair Art WinnersCOLUMBIA, S.C. – Emma Graham, a sophomore at Hartsville High School (HHS), earned a first place ribbon in 2016 South Caroline State Fair’s Student Art Competition, and five other Darlington County School District (DCSD) students won awards in their respective contests.

Shayla Walters, a freshman at HHS, earned a third place ribbon in her division. Emily Gainey, a third grader at North Hartsville, took home a third-place award. Jason Hutchinson, second grade, and Kate Dargan, fourth grade, of St. John’s Elementary School earned honorable mentions in their groups. Katrina Turner, a second grader at St. John’s, received a second place award.

Marisa Johnson, DCSD’s Arts and Innovative Programs coordinator, praised the students and their teachers for their hard work.

“Every school district in the state of South Carolina was represented in this statewide, juried art competition,” Johnson said. “We are very pleased to have student winners ranging from honorable mention to first place. Our art teachers set high expectations, and our DCSD student artists rise to the occasion creatively.”

The winning artwork was displayed during the State Fair this year, and the artists also took home some cash prizes.