DCSD student-artists honored during 2017 Art in Business
Twenty-two outstanding student-artists from the Darlington County School District earned recognition Saturday afternoon during the 2017 Art in Business ceremony and gallery at Hartsville Middle School.
Four of the students also learned their artwork had been selected as the grand-prize winners in respective grade categories. Those winners are Lillianna Fountain from Lamar Elementary School (K-2), Jaylyn Bradley from West Hartsville Elementary School (3-5), Bayley Barr from Spaulding Middle School (6-8), and Ilada Ekakkaraphibal from Lamar High School (9-12).
There were also hundreds of pieces of student artwork displayed in a gallery at the school during the event. Parents, family and friends attended and browsed the artwork, which represented every school in the district.
A panel of judges selected a winner from each of the 22 schools that participated in the competition. The panel consisted of sponsor representatives, art educators from other South Carolina school districts, and professional artists from across the country. Each winner received a $50 cash prize and a ribbon. The grand prize winners also earned $200 for art supplies at their schools.
The four grand prize pieces will hang permanently on display at the Darlington County School District’s Administrative Office. The 18 other school winners will be displayed for one year inside the gracious local businesses that sponsor Art in Business before hanging permanently the district office.
The individual school winners are:
• Brockington Elementary Magnet School – Eric Weatherford
• Brunson-Dargan Elementary School – Anette Lopez-Bustos
• Cain Elementary School – Bella Galloway
• Carolina Elementary School – Kaiti Nut
• Darlington County Institute of Technology – Brandon Kiker
• Darlington High School – Kaitlyn Gandy
• Darlington Middle School – Caleb Hart
• Hartsville High School – Naeleah Bell
• Hartsville Middle School – Jasmyne Wright
• Lamar Elementary School – Lillianna Fountain
• Lamar High School – Ilada Ekakkaraphibal
• Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology – Sarah Fender
• North Hartsville Elementary School – Peyton Atkinson
• Pate Elementary School – Adrian Owens
• Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School – Keyshawn Dudley
• Southside Early Childhood Center – Laura Chirinos-Almanza
• Spaulding Elementary School – Vincent Yang
• Spaulding Middle School – Bayley Barr
• St. John’s Elementary School – Aniya Miller
• Thornwell School for the Arts – Mara Arreola
• Washington Street Elementary School – Joshua Adam Johnson, Jr.
• West Hartsville Elementary School – Jaylyn Bradley
The sponsors of Art in Business are Advanced Wellness Center, Better Homes and Gardens Segars Realty, Burry Bookstore, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, Darlington Raceway, Dedicated Community Bank, Duke Energy, Eads Chiropractic Wellness Center, Heritage Community Bank, John and Beth Johnson, Jiffy Print, NOVOLEX, Orthodontic Specialists, Raceway Ford and Chevrolet, Sonoco, Sound Solutions Hearing Care, and SPC Credit Union.
Please visit the Darlington County School District’s SmugMug page to view all of the winning artwork, https://darlingtoncountyschools.smugmug.com/2017/2017-Art-in-Business-Winners/.