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KCPR Christmas Card Contest winners announced
Christmas Card Winners PP WEB
Eighteen Kershaw County students won cash prizes in the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Departments annual Christmas Card Contest. - photo by Photo provided by Kershaw County Parks and Recreation

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Savings Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. 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.

The 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.

Again this year, an overall winner was awarded from all the first place winners. The card selected will be used as the county’s Christmas card to be sent out. The winner this year was Kimberly Nguyen, 2nd grader from Lugoff Elementary.

The Overall contest winners of All Participating Schools and Winners of the cash prizes are:


Kindergarten category:

1st place – Danna Garcia-Matthews of Lugoff Elem.

2nd place – Clarissa Hunt of Jackson Elem.

3rd place – Lauren Walters of Doby’s Mill Elem.


1st Grade

1st place – Hannah Flake of Doby’s Mill Elem.

2nd place – Jenne Myers of Blaney Elem.

3rd place – Colby Branham of Lugoff Elem.


2nd Grade

1st place – Kimberly Nguyen of Lugoff Elem.

2nd place Braylon Phillips of Lugoff Elem.

3rd place – Caitlin Dial of Wateree Elem.


3rd Grade

1st place – Peyton Tackett of Midway Elem.

2nd place – Montserrath Mancilla of Lugoff Elem.

3rd place – Maddie Tilton of Midway Elem.

4th Grade

1st place – Olivia Young of Bethune Elem.

2nd place – McKaela Gallimore of Lugoff Elem.

3rd place - William Carter of Midway Elem.


5th Grade

1st place – Ava Reeves of Lugoff Elem.

2nd place – Alex Hinton of Luogff Elem.

3rd place - Caroline Stuckey of Wateree Elem.