Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

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SEWE Directory

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has been bringing together art collectors and wildlife enthusiasts for the past 36 years. Through history, SEWE has remained true to its roots. Its values of honoring wildlife and nature are ingrained in the framework of our event, much like paint on a canvas. We hope you can join us for SEWE 2018 where we will applaud the works of world-renowned artists, sculptors, exhibitors and entertainers. Together, let’s celebrate the art of tradition.

 
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2018 Live Auction Preview

From art to a handcrafted furniture to pursuits across the globe, preview the line up of fabulous auction items available to bid on during the SEWE Preview Gala and Auction, being held Thursday, February 15, 2018 as part of the SEWE VIP program. Happy bidding!

 
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Live Presentations

LIVE PRESENTATIONS AT SEWE 2018

SEWE is excited to offer the following live presentations throughout the weekend. All of these shows are included with your general admission ticket. And don’t forget – kids 10 and under are free!

 

 

JEFF FOXWORTHY

Friday, 2/16 at 4 PM  |  Gaillard Center

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, and he channels his artistic talents in various forms. Since Jeff was a child, he has been creating sketches for his own enjoyment. In a rare opportunity, attendees will have the opportunity to view Jeff’s work in the SEWE Marketplace as well as attend a Q&A where he will discuss where he draws his inspiration and how an idea makes its way to paper.

 

JACK HANNA

Friday, 2/16 at 2 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 12:30 & 3:30 PM  |  Gaillard Center

Presented by Boeing
Television personality, author, and conservationist, Jack Hanna joins us once again to entertain and delight SEWE attendees at the Gaillard Center. One of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors in the world, Jack’s enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim. In addition to frequent appearances on programs including Late Night with David Letterman, Jack hosts the three time Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

SHEEP & DUCK HERDING DEMONSTRATIONS

Friday, 2/16 at 11 AM & 3 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 11 AM & 3 PM  |  Sunday, 2/18 at 1 PM  |  Brittlebank Park

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at animals ranging from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.

New this year, join Windy Knolls Farm owner and master trainer, Bill Coburn, as he showcases the fascinating world of herding instinctive to the Border Collie breed. Watch his collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a whistle and a few commands.

 

BUSCH WILDLIFE

Friday, 2/16 at 11 AM   |  Sunday, 2/18 at 11 AM  |  Gaillard Center

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at animals ranging from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY

Friday, 2/16 at 11 AM and 3 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM |  Sunday, 2/18 at 1 PM | Marion Square

Presented by BP America
One of the most entertaining and educational shows during SEWE. See amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks while learning about the important role they play in our ecosystem.

 

THE ORIANNE SOCIETY

Friday, 2/16 at 1 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 3 PM |  Sunday, 2/18 at 3 PM  |  Marion Square

Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species (such as quail, turkey and deer) in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.

 

 

 
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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 . . .

Best of Show! Group III_1st_O'Donnell, Abi_Age 14_Thomas Cairo Middle School, Mt Pleasant

 
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5 Artists to Watch

SEWE has been bringing together art collectors and artists since 1983. For the past 36 years, SEWE has continued to showcase the finest in wildlife and sporting art and has become known as the premier wildlife art show in the East. Each February, we welcome well-respected veterans, mid-career artists and talented up-and-comers in the Fine Art Gallery at Charleston Place.

These five artists are new to SEWE 2018 and we could not be more excited to promote them.

  1. 1.  David Gallup (Santa Rosa, California)
  2. 2.  Sandy Graves (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)
  3. 3.  Jane Ingols (Atlanta, Georgia)
  4. 4.  Anne London (Mandeville, Louisiana)
  5. 5.  Carrie Wild (Jackson, Wyoming)

SEWE hosts more than 100 artists from around the globe annually.  View all participating SEWE 2018 artists here >>.

 

 
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SEWE Marketplace

Artisans, Craftsmen and Southern Tastemakers at the Gaillard Center

SEWE will once again utilize the Charleston Gaillard Center. This superior performance hall and event space will house SEWE’s live performances as well as the SEWE Marketplace, a curated collection of outstanding local, regional and national artisans and craftsmen. The Marketplace will include a varied mix of creations, including handcrafted furniture, woodworks, nature photography, knife makers, jewelry and more.

Take a piece of SEWE home with you – goods at the Marketplace range from ethically source African jewelry and bags from Norton + Hodges and handcrafted fly rods from Hollifield Bamboo Fly Rods, to custom hammered metalwork by Ben & Lael and exquisite woodworking by Landrum Tables.

A large number of highly sought after knifemakers will be on site, which typically sell out during SEWE weekend – we suggest to check these out early in the weekend.

See the full list of artisans and craftsmen at SEWE 2018 here >>.

Visit the SEWE Marketplace and take a piece of SEWE home with you this February. Get your tickets today.

 

Just a sampling of products at the SEWE 2018 Marketplace . . .

 

 
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Materials Reimagined

New to SEWE and the SEWE Marketplace, Meadors, Inc., based in Charleston, South Carolina, has been working for over thirty years focusing on historic preservation, architecture, design and construction.

The company recently introduced a product line inspired by the materials they use every day in preservation and architectural design and transformed them into striking, yet versatile serving boards that embody the art of entertaining in the South. The collection exudes warmth and style using high-quality materials with soul that can be passed down from generation to generation. Copper and walnut are naturally beautiful, antimicrobial, and sustainable. Made locally in the Meadors, Inc. shop, each serving board comes with its own story, and is intended to be the centerpiece around which new stories are created.

Learn more about the company and its exquisite products here >>.

And don’t forget to check them out during SEWE 2018 at the SEWE Marketplace at the Gaillard Center.

 

 
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2017 Live Auction Preview

From the 2017 Featured Painting to a private dinner with Jack Hanna to custom handcrafted knives, preview the line up of fabulous auction items available to bid on during the SEWE Preview Gala and Auction, being held Thursday, February 16, 2017 as part of the SEWE VIP program. Happy bidding!

 
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2017 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

The 2017 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 Olivia Wingo from Thomas Cario  Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC, for being chosen as the 2017 SC Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show. Good luck at the Federal Judging on April 21 (being hosted by SEWE in Charleston!).

2017 Best of Show, Group 3, Age 13_Oliva Wingo, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dawn” 2017 Best of Show by Olivia Wingo
Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

Announcing the 2017 SC Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

BEST OF SHOW
Olivia Wingo – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP I (Grades K-3)

1st
Addison Carpenter – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Grey Newman – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Siri Surapaneni – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

2nd
Emma Richards – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Colt Stanley – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Camryn Trent – age 8, Palmetto Bays Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC

3rd
Abhi Balachandran – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Paisley Knox – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Blaise Shepherd – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention
Makayla Benjamin – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Will Cowell – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carter Durham – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carson Hicks – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Andie Johnson – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Brantley Jones – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Greg Lee – age 6, H.E. Bonner Elementary, Moncks Corner, SC
Weston Milz – age 6, Burgess Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Maximus Shepherd – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Chloe Shroff – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kennedy Stutts – age 7, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Emerson Taylor – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Hailey Thurston – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Rowan Vaughn – age 6, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kirya Warner – age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Abigail Wood – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC


GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

1st
Leaton Nuttall – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Tabby Perry – age 10, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Meredith Rogers – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd
Kelsey Bennett – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Bella Immelman – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Aden Pugsley – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

3rd
Emma Causey – age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Madison Ciccone – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Brenna Ullrey – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention
Amrithaa Balachandran – age 10, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Meenakshi Balachandran – age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Amelia Godfrey – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Rowan Johnson – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Millie Morris – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Addison Junkins – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Tori Morris – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Ellison Newman – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Maria Remon – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant SC
Gracie Reynolds, 11 – age Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Parker Rupe, 12 – age Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Emma Sanders, 12 – age Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Emma Tiberian, 11 – age Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Alexandra Trapp – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Katharine Vanderbilt – age 10, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Julia Zimmerman – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

1st
Olivia Wingo – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Grace Moore – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Abigail O’Donnell – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

2nd
Emma Heesen – age 14, James Island Charter High School, James Island, SC
Amelia Rankin – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Gavin Wheeler – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

3rd
Will Chase – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Katelyn Howard – Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC
Landry Wolverton – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

Honorable Mention
Mersina Argyropais – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Grace Collins – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Macy Crawford – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Paige Emerson – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC
Morgan Flanders – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC\
Caroline Floyd – age 13, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Sarah Frankel – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Elizabeth Glendinning – age 13, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Hannah Houston – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Matthew McFarland – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Ethan Roland – age 13, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Olivia Seitz – age 13, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC
Devaney Ullrey – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Daniel Wannamaker – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Sarah Ann Whalen – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Caroline Whitley – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

1st
Jorge Feria de la Cruz – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Rose Holstein – age 17, Homeschool, Mt Pleasant, SC
JoAnn Lawhorn – age 15, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC

2nd
Nikayra Emmons – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kathryn Felkel – age 17, Orangeburg Prep, Orangeburg, SC
David Flowers – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC

3rd
Destiny Denue – age 16, James Island Charter High School, James Island, SC
Kylie Mason – age 16, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Nancy Sterrett – age 17, James Island Charter High School, James Island, SC

Honorable Mention
Ty Bell – age 18, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Khiley Blackmon – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jason Carvalho – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Lania Collins – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Cindy Contreras – Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Ava Kronberg – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Leah Dillon – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Chase Jarvis – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Anna McGrath – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Juliann Moua – age 16, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Melanie Murray – age 15, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
William-Datton Penn – Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Katherine Phillips – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Findley Stillwell – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Olivia Sweatt – age 16, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Anna Walker – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

2017 Conservation Message Winners

GROUP I (Grades K-3)

Spread your wings, lend a hand to work for conservation of everyone’s future.
Addison Carpenter – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Become a Jr. Ranger and help save the ducks from danger!
Grey Newman – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

When you conserve, you protect the wildlife.
Maximus Shepherd – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Cayce, SC

Don’t be whack, protect the quack!
Colt Stanley – age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Save our wildlife! Don’t dirty our waters!
Hailey Thurston – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Manning, SC


GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

Nature created the inspiration, but we must conserve the art of the wetlands.
Madison Ciccone – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Taking care of our environment benefits all life! It’s our responsibility to make a difference!
Meredith Rogers – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Wildlife paints us a picture of our past and our present, but conservation determines our future.
Emma Tiberian – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Stewarding the gifts of nature while striving to conserve its treasure.
Alexandra Trapp – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

They say, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” Let’s not find out.
Audrey Wolverton – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC


GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

Conservation is important to me because I believe we need to protect wildlife for future generations
Libby Ashworth – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC

It is important to conserve the wet lands because wetlands prevent flooding and keep river levels normal. Also, because they are home to many amazing creatures.
Emma Heesen – age 14, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

Don’t be a schmuck; save a duck.
Grace Moore – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Lexington, SC

Wildlife is a beautiful gift to the world that should not be taken for granted.
Sarah Ann Whalen – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Join the flock to conservation by learning, helping, and restoring!
Caroline Whitley – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Awendaw, SC


GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

The problem speaks for itself; be the translator.
Destiny Denue – age 16, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

All living creatures deserve the home the Earth provides for them.
Nikayra Emmons – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

It is important to protect wildlife habitats so future generations can witness the same species we have the privelage to see now.
Allison Gonyer – age 17, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC

The ability to conserve life is priceless, while the failure to do so is costly.
Sarah Imgrund – age 16, Homeschool, Summerville, SC

Conservation of wetlands is important to preserve the environment for future generations.
Anna Walker – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

See all of the winning entries here . . .

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2017 Kids for Conservation Photography Competition Winners

We are excited to announce the 2017 Kids for Conservation (KFC) competition winners! Students from the Tri-County area in grades 1st-5th were invited to compete in the KFC Poster Competition, while students in grades 6th-8th competed in the KFC Photography and Poetry Competition. Yet again we received a wonderful selection of entries from our talented young artists, writers and photographers and would like to thank the participants, teachers and parents.

 

1st Place Photography Winner:
Nature Can Fly by Ruby Riddle
Grade 8, Sangaree Middle School

 

2nd Place Photography Winner:
A Sweet Treat by Izzy Truman
Grade 7, Laing Middle School

 

3rd Place Photography Winner:
Waving Hands by Louis Fisher
Grade 7, Laing Middle School