Local students shine in State Fair art competition

Several Lexington-Richland School District Five students placed in the South Carolina State Fair Art contest.

Students showcased their talents in several divisions including 2-D, 3-D and Photography. All exhibitors had to be residents of South Carolina and attending public, private or home school in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Winners for School District Five are:

Grade Kindergarten 2-D Visual Art Competition

Isabelle Erwin (H. E. Corley Elementary) – Honorable Mention

Samuel Johnson (H. E. Corley Elementary) – Honorable Mention

Grade 5 2-D Visual Art Competition

Kendall Girard (Oak Pointe Elementary) – Honorable Mention

Grade 6 Photography

Quinn Wentworth (CrossRoads Intermediate) – 3rd Place

Kaya Brunson (Irmo Middle) – Honorable Mention

Grade 8 2-D Visual Art Competition

Lily Akram (Irmo Middle) – Honorable Mention

Isabella Dill (Chapin High) – 1st Place

Grade 10 3-D Visual Art Competition

Michael Bright (Dutch Fork High) – 2nd Place

Lauren Pollock (Dutch Fork High) – Honorable Mention

Grade 11 3-D Visual Art Competition

Aye Wah (Dutch Fork High) – 1st Place

Delaney Lewis (Dutch Fork High) – 3rd Place

“We have so many talented young people living in our community,” School District Five Coordinator of Athletics, Physical Education, & Arts Steven Puckett said. “It excites me to see them get recognized as creative artists. I am proud of their accomplishments and initiative to get involved with the Arts in our schools and the community.” 

Student artwork was displayed at the State Fair in the Cantey Building during the run of the fair October 13-October 24.