DCSD students earn ribbons and merits in art exhibition
COLUMBIA--The arts are thriving in Darlington County School District (DCSD).
More than a dozen students from DCSD won, placed or received merit awards in their respective categories for the 2018 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition.
Hartsville High School’s Susanna Horton, Mary Hannah Parker and Fara James all earned first place ribbons.
Horton topped the 11th grade three-dimensional division. Parker earned first in the 12th grade photography division. James, a senior, took home first place in the “Art of the Camellia” competition’s two-dimensional division. Jennifer Pietrzak of Hartsville High teaches art to all three students.
In the third grade two-dimensional division, Alexsis Washington of Thornwell School for the Arts earned a Merit Award. Jaheem Douglas and Kenadee Brown, both of Thornwell School for the Arts, earned Merit Awards in the fourth grade two-dimensional division. Stacey Johnson teaches art at Thornwell.
From North Hartsville Elementary School, fourth grader Savannah Pietrzak submitted individually and earned a merit award in the two-dimensional division.
In the eighth grade photography division, Hartsville Middle’s Eliza Byrd earned second place honors, while Ava Riley earned a third place ribbon. Jenna Wright, also of Hartsville Middle, earned a Merit Award in the same division. Samuel Johnson of Hartsville Middle School took home a merit award for the seventh grade two-dimensional division. Michelle McCall teaches art to all four students.
Aulbree Walters of Hartsville High took home a Merit Award in the ninth grade photography division. In the 10th grade photography division, Hartsville High’s Sarah Childers earned a Merit Award. Maggie Wensink, a sophomore at Hartsville High, earned a merit award in the two-dimensional division. Jennifer Pietrzak teaches all three students.
In the 12th grade two-dimensional division, Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology’s Aaliyah Richardson earned a Merit Award. Lyn O’Donnell teaches Richardson at Mayo High.