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2018 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

The 2018 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in! To say we are overwhelmed by the talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their respective teachers and parents is an understatement.  We are BLOWN away. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not continue this successful and important program without your support.

And a standing ovation to Abi O’Donnell from Thomas Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC, for being chosen as the 2018 SC Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show. Good luck at the Federal Judging on April 20.

 

“Smug Mug ” 2018 Best of Show by Abi O’ Donnell
Age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

 

Announcing the 2018 SC Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

BEST OF SHOW

Abi O’Donnell – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP I (Grades K-3)

1st

Abhi Balachandran – Age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Addison Carpenter – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Stella Jones – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd

Will Cowell – Age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Noah Deemer – Age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Olivia Newman – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd

Georgia Bauer – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma Freeman – Age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Kameya Jackson – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention

Lola Barwick – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Lorelai Branch – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Mady Casselman – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
William Craine – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Kaylee Farnham – Age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Parker Kinard – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Bella LaSalle – Age 9, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Augusta Mason – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Lucas Powers – Age 9, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Hunter Smith – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner


GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

1st

Tabby Perry – Age 12, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Adam Sproles – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Grace Zuo – Age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

2nd

Lauren Newman – Age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Ellison Newman – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Camryn Trent – Age 9, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

3rd

Sophia Jones – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Marley Luke – Age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Isabella Stier, Age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Honorable Mention

Alanah Alston – Age 9, St James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Kairi Barwick – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dakota Cox – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Aleksandria Dunkin – Age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sam Evans – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Ellie Hudson – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Michael Jones – Age 9, St James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Dezmond Mitchell – Age 9, St James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Emily Pinkham – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Brianna Richardson – Age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Connor Scalzitti – Age 10, Vine and Branches Home Educators, Conway, SC
Colt Stanley – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Siri Surapaneni – Age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Brenna Ullrey – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dezyre Weston – Age 9, St. James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville
Carmen Zarcone – Age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

1st

Caycee Coleman – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Abi O’Donnell – Age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Alina Sluzhyvenkova – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

2nd

Chase Breeland – Age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Karra Canady – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Meredith Rogers – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd

Emma Elliott – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Millie Anne Morris – Age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Caroline Sharp – Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Honorable Mention

Katie Alford – Age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Meenakshi Balachandran – Age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Dakota Bradham – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Lily Cleveland – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Madison Crouch – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Matthew Curl – Age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
LeeAnna Fingerlin – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Elizabeth Glendinning – Age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Alex Gomez – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Kalisha Hill – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Thomas Kang – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Gabriel Miller – Age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Catherine Murphy – Age 14, Academy of Arts, Science & Technology, Conway, SC
Ethan Proctor – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Carly Sabados – Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Amelia Sorcia – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

1st

Destiny Denue – Age 17, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC
Lillan Rush – Age 16, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Olivia Sweatt – Age 17, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

2nd

Jorge Feria de la Cruz – Age 18, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
JoAnn Lawhorn – Age 16, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Kieran Ullrey – Age 16, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd

Shay Gammon – Age 16, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Rose Holstein – Age 18, Homeschool, Mt Pleasant, SC
Ava Kronberg – Age 17, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Dickenson – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Carmen Doubravo – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Madison Evans – Age 16 Michael’s Masterpieces Sumter SC
Kayce Hall – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Caitlin Harrison – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Aiden Hathaway – Age 15, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Angelina Henry – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Chase Jarvis – Age 17, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Grace Moore – Age 15, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Juliann Moua – Age 17, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Jadzia Priest – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Jazus Shepherd – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Chazz Swiech – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School Goose Creek, SC
Cinthya Villasenor – Age 15, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Iris Vlahogiannis – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Amanda Wierschem – Age 16, Homeschool, Sumter, SC

 

2018 Conservation Message Winners

 

GROUP I (Grades K-3)

Put the trash where it belongs so ducks can live long!
Georgia Bauer – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is important to me because God created our wildlife & wetlands. It is our job to take care of what he has given us!
Kameya Jackson – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Don’t be nerdy save a birdie!
Olivia Newman – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Save a duck before they’re out of luck!
Lola Barwick – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Don’t litter so the earth will glitter!
Addison Carpenter – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

What flies tomorrow was saved today.
Tabby Perry – Age 12, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Say it loud! Say it clear! There is no room for trash here!
Ellie Hudson – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

The ducks are few if the waters aren’t blue.
Brenna Ullrey – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is important to me because it means saving lives. We are conserving habitats for these birds so that they stay alive. That is important.
Madison Beckles – Age 10, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Conservation is a gift we give to the world. Nature’s beauty is a gift we receive in return.
Lexi Greve – Age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

All Creatures have their own specific and critical roles in nature.
Abi O’Donnell – Age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Stewardship of God’s creation is the foundation of conservation.
Chase Breeland – Age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Spread your wings, cause a splash, make a difference because wildlife is our future!
Meredith Rogers – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is the key that opens the door to a better future for our environment.
Elizabeth Glendinning – Age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Wildlife paints us the background of our past, but conservation paints us the picture of our future.
Emma Tiberian – Age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

 

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

Nature is the basis of art, beauty in its truest form. It is our job as artists to preserve its authenticity.
Destiny Denue – Age 17, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

Conservation is not only for wildlife, but also for those who look to nature for life. People.
Juliann Moua – Age 17, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

Conserving a habitat saves more than a species, it preserves their beauty and grace for everyone to enjoy.
Chase Jarvis – Age 17, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Pigeon, Pigeon, Goose… Doesn’t sound right without the duck, right? Conserve the wildlife.
Austin Cumbee – Age 17, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

Just as a lake ripples when a fowl’s feathers touch the water, the actions that we execute spread beyond us, affecting our environment.
Mary Kathryn Davidson – Age 17, SCAIHS, Elgin, SC

 

See all of the winning entries here . . .

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