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Heritage Tea Black History Month Project

Posted: March 8, 2018 3:15 p.m.
Updated: March 9, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Some of the winners from the 2018 Heritage Tea Project Competition. Grades 3-8.

The Multicultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Heritage Tea Black History Month Projects. The projects were on display in the Douglas-Reed House during the week of the February 20th through the awards presentation and ceremony on Sunday, February 25.

This year’s winners were:

3rd Grade

1st -- Hannah Epps (Baron DeKalb Elementary)

2nd -- Colt Babic (Pine Tree Hill Elementary)

3rd -- Breanna Parson (Wateree Elementary)

4th Grade

1st -- Nevaeh Anderson (Blaney Elementary)

2nd -- Brad Floyd (Blaney Elementary)

3rd -- Zion Halley (Camden Elementary)

5th Grade

1st -- Peyton Stanley (Doby’s Mill Elementary)

2nd -- Logan Freeman (Camden Elementary)

3rd -- Louis Alexander (Camden Elementary)

6th Grade

1st -- Alyssa Godoy/Monica Sanchez (Leslie M. Stover Middle School)

2nd -- Rylee Carraway (Lugoff-Elgin Middle School)

3rd -- Alazia Moody (North Central Middle School)

7th Grade

1st -- Alyson Mehm/Zyona Lee (North Central Middle School)

2nd -- Madison Hensley/Autumn Broughton (North Central Middle School)

3rd -- Sarrah Branham (North Central Middle School)

8th Grade

1st -- Aniya Baker (North Central Middle School)

2nd -- Brianna Lloyd (Camden Middle School)

3rd -- Meredith Rausch/Kara Miano (Leslie M. Stover Middle School)

Honorable Mentions were given to Mrs. Thomson’s special needs class from Camden Elementary School. Those students included Christian Nelson, Wyatt Medlin, CJ Thomas, Cassidy Hobbs, Matthew Copley, Kevin Cook, David Pate, Israel Santana, Jenni Gayle Smith, Deundrae Richardson, LeAndrea Terrell, and Tri Salmond.

This year’s participants were Marisol Aguilar, Levi Alexander, Louis Alexander, Taylar Anderson, Nevaeh Anderson, Jayden Artis, Colt Babic, Gema Bailey, Aniya Baker, Kade Baxley, Benjamin Biondi, Addison Bittner, Zachary Boone, Sarrah Branham, Brayden Branham, Cauthen Branham, Sutton Brooksher, Autumn Broughton, Owen Broughton, Ny’Trell Brown, Zaria Brown, Caleb Bufford, Arin Campbell, Uriel Carillo, Lauren Carlson, Rylee Carraway, Martavious Carter, Tabatha Catoe, Johnathan Coats, Brady Collier, Kevin Cook, Matthew Copley, Peyton Coplin, Caroline Cox, Jasmine Cruz Salinas, Alan Cubberley, Precious Dais, Meredith Davis, Kayla Drew, Hannah Epps, Alyssa Estridge, Evan Eubanks, Alycia Farmer, Brad Floyd, Devin Frazier, Logan Freeman, Colin Frost, Fallon Garens, Alyssa Godoy, Sammi Goethe, Madison Graham, Bryant Gray, Hank Greenwayn, Lilli Guinn, Landen Hall, Nadia Halley, Zion Halley, Marlana Halley, Taylor Harrop, Zaylin Henderson, Carlos Hernandez, Sarah Herndon, Cassidy Hobbs, Gabe Holland, Tucker Hornsby, Imani Howard, Addison Infinger, Chassidy Ivey, Kaitlyn Johnson, Promise Joseph, Jase Joyner, Brandon Kahkola, Ashton Lamb, Davion Lane, Zyona Lee Madison Hensley, Brianna Lloyd, Harley Marconi, Ellie Marconi, Lacey Martin, Lizzie Mattox, Payton McDonnell, Kaydance McIntyre, Ayden McKenzie, Wyatt Medlin, Alyson Mehm, Kierra Merriweather, Kara Miano, Sydney Milligan, Alazia Moody, Hunter Nelbach, Christian Nelson, Emma Oddie, Breanna Parson, David Pate, Gavin Payne, Colin Phillips, Bryson Porter, Oscar Portillo, Tru Preston, Rembert Prichard, Rebecca Prichard, Ahmad Ransom, Meredith Rausch, Deundre Richardson, Ella Roberts, Kayla Rocha, Tucker Rodgers, Jayla Rutledge, Kenneth Ryan Lawson, Joseph Saenz, Tri Salmond, Monica Sanchez, Israel Santana, Serenity Schweikert, Farrell Shoemake, Christian Smith, Jenni Gayle Smith, Lacy Spann, Peyton Stanley, Charlie Stephens, Reese Stokes, Hayden Stokes, Ella Stuckey, Rosemary Stukes, Elizabeth Sullivan, Braeden Tabor, Aubrey Taylor, LeAndrea Terrell, CJ Thomas, Bella Thomasson, Devyn Towns, Isaiah Tucker, Conner Ward, Maegan Washington, Brandon Watson, Landon Watts, Mason Weatherford, Kayleigh West, Adam Whaley, Aiden Wiles, Anna Williams, and Keegan Wilson.

This year’s judges were Ollie T. Brisbane, Debbie Bonek, Joanna Craig, Barbara Davis, Evelyn Gibson, Phyllis Harris, Carolyn Ham, Mary Ellen Jordan, V.V. Kornegay, Bruce Little, Eleanor Porter, Connie D. Rouse, Joy C. Scully, Linda Shaylor, Betty Slade, and Margaret Valentine.

During the celebration, Bert Karesh, an original multicultural committee member and long-time arts educator was honored for her dedication to the arts in the school district. Bert worked tirelessly for many years as the School Arts coordinator responsible for the FAC’s School Arts Series which has served the community for many years bringing professional artists into the classrooms.

The first Heritage Tea Black History Month Project competition began in 1989 as a way to involve the school district it the FAC’s month-long celebration of Black History Month. When students research and write about these African Americans, the skills learned help reinforce South Carolina Academic Standards that will benefit them throughout their school careers by integrating social studies, language arts, science, music, technology, and the visual arts.

The Multicultural Committee of the FAC is responsible for the planning and execution of this yearly event. The committee members include Woody Goff, Dionne Hough, Claude Eichelberger, Kevin Little, Chandra Richardson, Pamela Whitehead, Timothy Hopkins, Mollye Robinson, Barbara Davis, Denise Goodwin Blanding, Mary Jones, Ann Davis, Christa Jeter, Debra Edwards, Kimberly Little, Elizabeth Robinson, Bobbie Daniels, Ernest Witherspoon, Cassandra Mickle, Keith Tolen, Lola Houston, Mary Ellen Jordan, Linda Shaylor, and Rose Sheheen.

For more information call (803) 425-7676, visit the FAC office at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden, or visit the website at  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by grants from Duke Energy, the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, along with donations from businesses and individuals.


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