DCSD students earn ribbons and merits in 2017 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition

Hartsville High School’s Keaton Meyers earned first place in the 2017 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition’s Art of the Camelia contest for two-dimensional art with this painting.

Many students from the Darlington County School District placed in their respective categories in the 2017 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition.

Hartsville High School’s (HHS) Keaton Meyers and Shayla Walters lead the way with first-place ribbons in the “Art of the Camelia” contest.

Meyers’ painting of a camellia flower earned first place in the two-dimensional category for high school students. Walters painted beautiful camellia flowers on a pair of shoes to take first place in the three-dimensional category for high school students. Krysten Holland, also an HHS student, took second place in the “Art of the Camelia” contest’s two-dimensional category behind Meyers. All three students are taught by Jennifer Pietrzak.

Arieon Commander, a fifth grader from Thornwell School for the Arts, won a merit award in the two-dimensional category. Stacey Johnson is Commander’s art teacher.

In the sixth grade two-dimensional category, Chassidy Leonard earned a merit award. Leonard is a student at Hartsville Middle School, who studies under Michelle McCall.

Jennie Fort, a freshman at HHS, took home second place in the ninth grade photography category. Maggie Wensik of HHS took home a merit award in the ninth grade photography category. Marley Williams earned a merit award in the 10th grade photography category. Blake Ringer placed second in the 11th grade photography category.

Fort, Wensik, Williams and Ringer all study under Pietrzak.

Sarah Fender, a student at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, earned a merit award in the 11th grade two-dimensional category. Lyn O’Donnell teaches Fender at Mayo High.

Mickey King, a senior at HHS, took home a merit award in the 12th grade three-dimensional category. Pietrzak also teaches King.

Author: Duane Childers

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