Cedar Grove Elementary student overall winner in state litter art contest

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Palmetto Pride Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest

Anna Reedy from Cedar Grove Elementary School in Williamston (left) took top honors as State Winner in the PalmettoPride 2015-2016 Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest. Winners were announced at a meet and greet with the Honorable Nikki R. Haley at the State House Wednesday. Governor Haley congratulated the students on their creativity and leadership in educating others about the effects of litter.

Reedy’s drawing will appear on the back of PalmettoPride’s volunteer t-shirts for 2016-2017. Reedy also receives a monetary award as part of her prize. Cedar Grove Elementary and the Art Department will both receive monetary awards for supplies.

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In addition to the state winner, PalmettoPride selected four (4) regional winners. Each regional winner receives a framed copy of their drawing and a monetary prize. Each school and art teacher also receive monetary awards for supplies.

Regional Winners are as follows: Emily Horton, Upstate Region, Mountain View Elementary, Taylors; Gracen Zeigler, Lowcountry Region, Richard Carroll Elementary, Bamberg; Ellie Protsyuk, Midlands Region, Springfield Elementary, Fort Mill; and Sydnee Atkinson, Pee Dee Region, Aynor Elementary, Aynor.

This year had the highest number of participating students. More than 13,000 students were registered to participate. All school winners’ drawings are on display the month of April at the historic Tapp’s Arts Center in Columbia.

The Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest is open to all elementary schools in South Carolina. Each school’s winning student receives a framed copy of their artwork.