Students take top awards in statewide competition
Last week six Southside Middle School photography students and one Southside visual arts student, received awards in the South Carolina Education Association 2021 contest, “From the Mountain to the Sea.”
The SCEA annually hosts this arts competition which is open to all students in the state of South Carolina. This past fall Southside students sent in entries relating to the theme “From the Mountain to the Sea, Come Read with Me.”
Statewide digital photography category winners came from Southside Middle School. Reese Charles, an eighth grader, took first place and $100, followed by Lilly Gregg ($50) and Jacob Bobbitt ($25) for second and third, respectively.
Jenna Fox, Aviana Gordon, and Luke Robinson received Honorable Mention awards in photography, and Chloe Broadwell received honorable mention for the virtual arts competition in the middle school category.
Last week the students received recognition in a virtual presentation which incorporated regional authors, school administrators, and others celebrating the winners in each category.
“Each year my students up their game. Last year, we had two Honorable Mentions for the SCEA contest as well as seven student photos selected for Artfields,” said Southside Middle School Fine Arts Academy instructor Robin Voss said. I’m so proud of their work and commitment to the program.”