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2015 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

It’s Duck Stamp season at SEWE! The 2015 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in. The talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their teachers is overwhelming. 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 do it without you.

And congratulations to Samantha Castiller, the 2015 SC Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show.

BOS_2015_Samantha Castiller, age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant SC

2015 Best of Show by Samantha Castiller
Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Announcing the 2015 SC Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

BEST OF SHOW
Samantha Castiller – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

GROUP I (Grades K-3)     
1st     
Amrithaa Balachandran – age 8, Calvary Christian School in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Susanna Drost – age 6, Grandma’s Kitchen Table, Cades, SC
Brenna Ullrey – age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd     
Dalton Droll – age 7, Conway Christian School in Conway Conway, SC
Sai Nagalla – age 8, Conway Christian School in Conway, Conway, SC
Tabby  Perry – age 9, Oak Street Academy in Conway, Conway, SC

3rd     
Sarah Gould – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Cade Radvansky – age 8, Forestbrook Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Elizabeth Sailer – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Surfside Beach, Conway, SC

Honorable Mention     
Quincy Anderson – age 5, Sundrops Montessori School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Amillia Bland – age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Samuel Bowan – age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Bryan Burdick – age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma Carpenter – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Claire Carson – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Amelia Earl – age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Quinn Enloe – age 7, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Longs, Conway, SC
Rachel Hernandez – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Taylor Kelley – age 8, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carrie Ann Polge – age 8, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Murrells Inlet, Conway, SC
Cooper Nordoff – age 8, Sundrops Montessori School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Angel Ricciardi – age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC
Timonthy Sykora – age 8, Riverside Elementary Little River SC

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)     
1st      
Angelina Drost – age 10, Grandma’s Kitchen Table Cades SC
Emma Lee Peyton – age 11, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Sailor Rearden – age 9, St. Michael’s School in Garden City, Conway, SC

2nd     
Grayson Lutz – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Bella Mercorelli – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Will Todd – age 9, Vine and Branches Home Educators, Conway, SC

3rd     
Cael Kienast – age 12, Oak Street Academy in Conway, Conway, SC
Ramie Thompson – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Mary Ellis Waynick – age 11, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention     
Ethan Betsill – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Will Chase – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Emma   Elliot – age 10, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Shianna Guo – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Morgan Flauders – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Sarah Franke,  Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Avery Frazeur – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Hannah Hoover – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Cody Isenhower – age 11, Conway Christian School in Conway, Conway, SC
Ella Kannon – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Margaret Morrison – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Vanessa Palisin – age 10, Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC
Brianna Phelan – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Jacelyn Porcher – age 12, Lincoln Middle High School, McClellanville, SC
Gracie Reynolds – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Olivia Wingo – age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

GROUP III – (Grades 7-9)     
1st     
Samantha Castiller – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Marissa Coll – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Gabrielle Oudemool – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

2nd     
Samantha Bost – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Abigail Sailer – age 12, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Surfside Beach, Conway, SC
Jonathan Ye – age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

3rd      
Natalie Bartlette – age 12, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Rose Holstein – age 15, Kessler Studio, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Olivia Sweatt – age 14, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Myrtle Beach, Conway, SC

Honorable Mention     
Mary Beth Beard – age 14, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Olivia Burdick – age 13, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dallas Ellsworth – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Myonna Gathers – age 15, Lincoln Middle High School, McClellanville, SC
Madison Grizzle – age 12, Grizzle Art Studio, Spartanburg, SC
Avery Hanson – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Seth McCormick – age 12, Vine and Branches Home Educators in Georgetown, Conway, SC
Carrie Nelson – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Kali Parks – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Lauren Pernell – age 14, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC
McKenzie Sandifer – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Chloe Smith – age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Ruth Torres – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Kieran Ullrey – age 13, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Matthew Videan – age 15, Aynor High School, Aynor, SC
Brittney Walker – age 14, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

GROUP IV – (Grades 10-12)     
1st     
Elizabeth Chandler – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Renee Conley – age 18, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sierra Eley – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

2nd   
McKenzie Lowder – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Caroline Maynard – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Brooke Vu – age 18, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

3rd     
Taylor Martin – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Jenny Rogens – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Meghan Wilkins – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC

Honorable Mention     
Jacqueline Ballinghoff – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carrie Belcher – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Ashley Connor – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sommer El-Khatib – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Haleigh Ferro – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Rachael Harter – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Johnathon Lingg – age 15, Cane Bay High, Summerville, SC
Sarah Mew – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Caroline Rogers – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Drayton Rowe – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Bailey Smith – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Lauren Stevens – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Chad Waltz – age 15, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jessica Whisenart – age 16, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ashley Wilber – age 17, Socastee High, Myrtle Beach, SC
Emilee Williams – age 17, Lane Bay High, Summerville, SC

 

2015 Conservation Message Winners


GROUP I (Grades
K-3)

A healthy duck is a happy duck.
Cade Radvansky, Age 8, Forestbrook Elementary School | Conway, SC

Litter attacks the quacks.
Dalton Droll, Age 7, Conway Christian School | Conway, SC

Keeping our wetlands clean protects our dynasty!
Quinn Enloe, Age 7, Vine and Branches Home Educators | Conway, SC

Let them paddle, let them live!
Tabby Perry, Age 9, Oak Street Academy | Conway, SC

 

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)
Coastal habitats are important because they impact our food chain and the health of other animals.

Bella Mercorelli, Age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School | Mt. Pleasant, SC

If we lose our wetlands, we lose our wildlife.
Ramie Thompson, Age 11, Thomas Cario Middle School | Mt. Pleasant, SC

Littering makes the water fowl.
Caleb Droll, Age 10, Conway Christian School | Conway, SC

Conservation of the wetlands are not only important for ducks but also the ecosystem and the other living things in it.
Olivia Wright, Age 10, Carolina Forest Elementary | Myrtle Beach, SC

 

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

If you want to shoot a duck, use a camera!
Sylvia Zaragoza, Age 13, Michaels Masterpieces | Sumter, SC

When you go out in the woods, don’t be a quack. Take your trash back.
Sarah Rogers, Age 14, Michaels Masterpieces | Sumter, SC

Preserve the past, conserve the present, reserve the future.
Rose Holstein, Age 15, Kessler Studio | Mt. Pleasant, SC

We must treat wildlife gently and with care, like the light wings of a bird in flight.
Madison Turner, Age 14, Rolling Middle School of The Arts | Summerville, SC

 

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

The world is your oyster; the wetlands are your pearl.
Justin Thorne, Age 16, Socastee High | Myrtle Beach, SC

Ducks is kind. Ducks is smart. Ducks is important. We are all the earth’s “Help”.
Elizabeth Chandler, Age 17, Michaels Masterpieces | Sumter, SC

We have a rich and diverse world. Extinction ends it forever. We must conserve and protect for future generations.
Joseph Addison, Age 18, Palmetto Area Culture Arts Center | Pelzer, SC

Nature is an artist in its own and we must help to preserve its masterpieces.
Emilee Williams, Age 17, Lane Bay High | Summerville, SC

 

See all the entries here . . .

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