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2012 Heritage Tea winners announced

Posted: March 15, 2012 2:23 p.m.
Updated: March 16, 2012 2:18 p.m.

On Sunday, February 19 in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) awards were presented to Kershaw County students who participated in the 2012 Heritage Tea. Students in grades three through eight from across the county worked on projects reflective of cultural heroes and legends in celebration of Black History Month in an art project competition. Awards were presented to all winners and the teachers of 1st place winners. Entertainment was provided by the Lugoff Elementary Singers, Jackson School Chorus, Kershaw County Show Choir and Mrs. Shiryl Morgan. The judges for the competition were Althea Belton, Beverly Hunter, Cynthia Boykin, Evon Adamson, George Boykin, Kenneth Carter, Laura Prioleau, Mable Gill, Margaret Lawhorn, Nathaniel Edwards, Ollie Thompson, Rudine Nelson and Shirley Halley.

The 2012 Heritage Tea Winners

3rd Grade
First Place: Ryder Ray
Wateree Elementary School

Second Place: Sara Hendrix
Camden Elementary School

Third Place: William Eddings
Jackson School

4th Grade

First Place: Sarah Blackwell
Camden Elementary School

Second Place: Jordan Smalls
Midway Elementary School

Third Place: Maddie Roberson
Doby’s Mill Elementary School

5th Grade

First Place: Gabriel Cobb
Wateree Elementary School

Second  Place: Zarrius Salmond
Blaney Elementary

Third Place: Maddie Sellers
Camden Elementary

6th Grade

First Place: Katie Sutherland
North Central Middle School

Second Place: Alex Ward
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

Third Place: Emma Josey
Stover Middle School

7th Grade

First Place: Marley McDonnough
Stover Middle School

Second Place: Madelyn Jackson
Stover Middle School

Third Place: Sierra Gibson
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

8th Grade

First Place: Kaitlyn Bressler
North Central Middle School

Second Place: Carlos Williams
Camden Middle School

Third Place: Aiyanna Wolfe
North Central Middle School

The attendees and participants were honored by a surprise visit from Pearl Fryar, famous topiary artist from Bishopville. Two students had chosen Fryar as the topic of their projects.

Mr. Fryar is well-known for his topiary art. Since the early 1980s, Pearl Fryar has been creating fantastic topiary at his garden in Bishopville. Living sculptures, Pearl’s topiary are astounding feats of artistry and horticulture. Pearl Fryar and his garden are now internationally recognized and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, television shows, and even a documentary, “A Man Named Pearl.”

“It was a wonderful surprise to have Mr. Fryar join us for this wonderful celebration. The children were so excited to meet him and it was our honor to host such a talented and gracious artist,” said FAC Executive Director Kristin Cobb.
For more information about the FAC call 425-7676, extension 300, or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org.  The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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