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Christmas card winners announced

Posted: December 18, 2017 5:41 p.m.
Updated: December 19, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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First, second and third place winners of First Palmetto Bank and the Kershaw County Department of Parks and Recreation’s annual Christmas card contest show off their winning cards and prize ribbons.

On Dec. 7, the Kershaw County Department of Parks and Recreation and First Palmetto Bank announced the winners of their annual Christmas card contest.

This year’s overall winner is Madalyn Tilton, a 5th grader from Midway Elementary School. Her card will be used as the county’s official Christmas card.

The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas Card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto. 

Students were asked to design an original card with an original verse on a piece of plain white or construction paper. First, second and third place winners were selected for each grade level (Kindergarten through 5th Grade). First place winners received $25 prizes; second place winners received $15 prizes; and third place winners received $10 prizes -- all supplied by First Palmetto. 

The overall contest winners from participating schools and winners of cash prizes were:

Kindergarten -- 1st place, Collin Mursuli, Blaney Elementary School (BES); 2nd place, Olivia Hite, Doby’s Mill Elementary School; 3rd place, Christopher Grooms, Midway Elementary School (MES).

1st Grade -- 1st place, Ariana Mancilla-McLean, MES; 2nd place, Stella Burch, Camden Elementary School (CES); 3rd place, Alexis Thomas, Lugoff Elementary School (LES).

2nd Grade -- 1st place, Addison Rollins, LES; 2nd place, Payten Clark, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School; 3rd place, Kaylee Greene, Blaney Elementary School (BES).

3rd Grade -- 1st place, Priscilla Brice Chivers, CES; 2nd place, Sophia Kline, BES; 3rd place, Colt Belue, BES.

4th Grade -- 1st place, Jennifer Torres, Jackson Elementary School, 2nd place, Marisol Aguilar, MES, 3rd place, Laura Aponte, LES.

5th Grade -- 1st place, Madalyn Tilton, MES; 2nd place, Layla Stokes, MES; 3rd place (tie) Elizabeth Roxanne Price and Ashlynn Taylor, both LES.

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