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Spaulding Elementary fifth grader wins 2015 Holiday Card Art Contest

2015 Holiday Card Art Contest winner (Source: DCSD) 2015 Holiday Card Art Contest winner (Source: DCSD)

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Mellie Driggers, a fifth-grader at Spaulding Elementary in Lamar, was announced the winner of the Darlington County School District 2015 Holiday Card Art Contest on Tuesday.

Driggers’ painting of a decorated home in a winter scene will be highlighted on the cover of the district’s holiday card, according to a news release from DCSD.

DCSD students in the third, fourth and fifth grades competed in the contest this year.

The DCSD Board of Education will award each of the following school winners with a certificate of recognition:

  • Jack Williams, Fourth Grade, Thornwell School for the Arts
  • Kowen Starling, Third Grade, Washington Street Elementary
  • Emmanuel Pendergrass, Fifth Grade, Rosenwald Elementary/Middle
  • Destiny McNeil, Fifth Grade, St. John's Elementary
  • Chassidy Leonard, Fifth Grade, North Hartsville Elementary
  • Jalaysia Hudson, Fourth Grade, Brockington Elementary Magnet
  • Zoey Blair, Fourth Grade, Carolina Elementary
  • Jeili Alvarez, Fifth Grade, West Hartsville Elementary
  • Shaniah Addison, Fifth Grade, Brunson-Dargan Elementary

Driggers will receive a certificate of accomplishment, $50 and a packet of the holiday cards featuring her artwork; Brandy Driggers, Driggers’ art teacher will collect $100 for art supplies for Spaulding Elementary.

The Holiday Card Art Contest alternates between grades every year.

In 2016, the contest will be held among sixth, seventh and eighth graders, the release states.

To see the artwork of the school winners, please visit

If you would like more information about the contest or other programs in the DCSD, contact Audrey Childers, public information officer, at (843)-398-2284.

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