Art in Business Youth Art Show 2015
Student artists and their teachers were recognized for their amazing artwork at the annual “Art in Business Youth Art Show” on Sunday, March 15, at Hartsville Middle School. The Art in Business Program, held by the Darlington County School District, recognized 22 student winners and showcased hundreds of pieces of student artwork.
Twenty-two of the district’s schools each selected one student’s art to represent the school in the district competition. Local businesses sponsored each school winner, making it possible to professionally frame the art and provide each winner with a cash prize of $50 and a blue ribbon. After the celebration, the art will hang in the sponsoring business for a year before returning to be displayed permanently in the school district.
This year’s school winners are:
• Brockington Elementary Magnet School – Makayla Smith
• Brunson-Dargan Elementary School – Jacob Hart
• Cain Elementary School – Leeah Stucks
• Carolina Elementary School – Jakayla Johnson
• Darlington County Institute of Technology – D’aisha Overton
• Darlington High School – Peri Monnoyer
• Darlington Middle School – Autumn Tougas
• Hartsville High School – Billie Jasmine Powell
• Hartsville Middle School – Katherine Askins
• Lamar Elementary School – Brynna Byrd
• Lamar High School – Jessica Riley Thomas
• Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology – Hilton Howle
• North Hartsville Elementary School – Chassidy Leonard
• Pate Elementary School – Khloe Willard
• Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School – Jacari Oyer
• Southside Early Childhood Center – Abigail Thomas
• Spaulding Elementary School – Erika Cabrera
• Spaulding Middle School – Sarah Grace Hanrahan
• St. John’s Elementary School – Kevin Valencia
• Thornwell School for the Arts – Kenadee Brown
• Washington St. Elementary School – Jermaine McDonald
• West Hartsville Elementary School – Colby Parrott
In addition to the school winners, four grand prizewinners were announced at this ceremony. Each grand prizewinner’s school received $200 for art supplies and the grand prize winning artwork will hang in the school district’s Administrative Building for the year.
This year’s Grand Prize winners are:
• Grades K-2: Leeah Stucks, a second grader at Cain Elementary School; Sissy Carroll, art teacher; Carla Watford, principal
• Grades 3-5: Erika Cabrera, a fourth grader at Spaulding Elementary School; Dee Driggers, art teacher; Dr. Lilkenya Jenkins, principal
• Grades 6-8: Autumn Tougas, an eighth grader at Darlington Middle School; Michelle McCall, art teacher; Eddie Shuler, principal.
• Grades 9-12: Hil Howle, a tenth grader at Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology; Lyn O’Donnell, art teacher; Arlene Wallace, principal.
The program is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:
Advanced Wellness Center; Carolina Bank; Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center; Darlington Area Citadel Club; Darlington Raceway; Dedicated Community Bank; Duke Energy; Eads Chiropractic Wellness Center; Heritage Community Bank; McGee Financial Group; Morphis Pediatric Group; Nucor Steel; Paul Cannarella, Attorney at Law; Raceway Ford & Chevrolet; Segars Realty; Sonoco; and SPC Credit Union.