Twenty-six DCSD students’ artwork accepted into ArtFields Jr.

Twenty-six DCSD students’ artwork accepted into ArtFields Jr.
Posted on 03/20/2017
ArtFields Jr. 2017DARLINGTON, S.C. – More than two dozen Darlington County School District (DCSD) students will participate in a juried ArtFields Jr. competition after their artwork was accepted from among 500-plus entries.

ArtFields Jr. opened the competition to students in grades 1 through 12 statewide this year for the first time, and a review panel selected the competition artwork. Marisa Johnson, DCSD’s arts and innovative programs coordinator, praised the district’s talented young artists.

“We are so proud to have such a large number of our students selected for judging in ArtFields Jr.,” she said. “There are not many statewide competitions for visual arts students, and we are thankful to Lake City for creating this opportunity for students.”

The students whose artwork will compete during ArtFields 2017 in April will be:

• Hilton Howle, Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
• Sarah Fender, Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
• Shelby Allen, Hartsville Middle School
• Kinley Dempsey, Hartsville Middle School
• Jeffrey Powell, Hartsville Middle School
• Jaelyn McDonald, Hartsville Middle School
• Jasmyne Wright, Hartsville Middle School
• Madilyn Johnson, Hartsville Middle School
• Charles Graham, Hartsville Middle School
• Aislinn Bramlett, Hartsville Middle School
• Caden Booth, Hartsville Middle School
• Addison Windham, Hartsville Middle School
• Shreeya Patel, Carolina Elementary School
• Abigail Thomas, Carolina Elementary School
• Savannah Pietrzak, North Hartsville Elementary School
• Samari Pugh, Pate Elementary School
• Elizabeth Laney, Hartsville High School
• Susanna Horton, Hartsville High School
• Antionese Chase, Hartsville High School
• Yesenia Hernandez-Flores, Hartsville High School
• Tamara Freeman, Hartsville High School
• Emma Graham, Hartsville High School
• Catherine Henderson, Hartsville High School
• Noah Rhodes, Hartsville High School
• Eddie Thomas, Hartsville High School
• Shayla Walters, Hartsville High School

According to the ArtFields website, the goal of ArtFields Jr. is “to inspire a life-long passion for the arts and opportunities for creative growth and development.”

The type of art submitted by the students varies, and some of the students created and submitted their work outside of school. All of the creations will be on display before and during ArtFields 2017 in Lake City from April 10-29. The winners will be announced during the ArtFields Jr. Awards Ceremony on The Green in Lake City on April 29 at 7 p.m.

For more information, please visit the event’s official website at