District Five students win awards in SC Poetry and Art competition

Several Lexington-Richland School District Five students won state awards in the annual National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Poetry and Art Contest.

The theme for the 57th annual Poetry & Art contest was “Career Development Around the World: Making Connections and Increasing Access to Impact the Global Labor Market.” All of the winners at the state level of the competition will advance to the national level of the competition. The SCCDA is an all-inclusive and collaborative statewide organization of more than 90 industry professionals that connect on issues, policies and practices relating to career and workforce development, pathways, and transitions while inspiring one another to grow professionally.

School District Five students placed in the following categories:

Art 1 6th-8th Grade

1st Place: Ariana Lawyer (Chapin Middle)

2nd Place: Ivanelle Stiles (Chapin Middle)

3rd Place: Caroline Moore (Irmo Middle)

Art 2 9th-12th Grade

1st Place: Adriana Rodriquez (Center for Advanced Technical Studies)

2nd Place: Sylvia Dobbe (Center for Advanced Technical Studies)

3rd Place: Roe Bundrick (Center for Advanced Technical Studies)

Poetry 9th-12th Grade

2nd Place: Luke Becker (Chapin High)

National awards will be given to the first, second, and third-place winners in the six divisions in both the Poetry and Art Contests. National winners will be recognized on the NCDA website, www.ncda.org, in May.