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2022 Junior Duck Stamp

The 2022-2023 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 continue this successful and important program without your support.

Congratulations to Abigail Short, age 16, from the Charleston County School of the Arts in North Charleston, SC for being chosen as the 2022-2023 SC Junior Duck Stamp “Best of Show”. Last year (2021), Abigail was the Best of Show Runner Up, it has been great to watch a young artist emerge over the years at such a young age. Abigail’s winning entry will compete in the Federal judging with all other state’s “best of shows” where the 2022 National Junior Duck Stamp will be selected.

“Duck Pride” 2022-2023 Best of Show by Abigail Short
Age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Teacher, Barbara Richardson

 

BEST OF SHOW: 

Abigail Short – age 16, Charleston Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

BEST OF SHOW RUNNERS UP: 

Runner up: Emma Elliott – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

2nd runner up: Helen Nang – age 16, Wando High School, Mt Pleasant, SC 

3rd runner up: Cameron Hazel – age 14, Mt Pleasant, SC 

4th runner up: Eliza Bradham – age 13, Charleston County School on the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

Congratulations to the 2022 SC Jr. Duck Stamp Winners!

 

Group 1 (Grades K-3) 

ARTWORK PLACE WINNERS

1st Ripley Sander Age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Joseph Landry Age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Ephraim Green Age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
2nd  Sammy Pulsifer Age 7, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Emmalyn Melton Age 7, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Vivian Hammer Age  9, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio, Mount Pleasant
3rd Ellis Hildalgo Age 7, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Serenity Smyth Age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Theophano Green Age 6, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

 

ARTWORK HONORABLE MENTIONS 

Hudson Valenzuela – age 8, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Cora Hanrion – age 7, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Ella Finley – age 7, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

 

 

Group 2 (Grades 4-6) 

ARTWORK PLACE WINNERS

1st Caroline Linville Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Piper Skey Age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Johonna Patterson Age 11, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
2nd  Jedidiah Massey Age 10, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Saya Briceno Age 11, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Audrey Cen Age 11, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 
3rd Jane Wood Age 10, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC
John Wilson Age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Isaiah Millman Age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

ARTWORK HONORABLE MENTIONS 

Darrion Somerville – age 11, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Jace Rayford – age 12, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Ella Thompson – age 12, Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Lyla Steedley – age 12, Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Priya Cardella – age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Lucy Kugler – age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Sadie Mayer – age 12, Palmetto Christian Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC

Violet McNamara – age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Gillian Liegl – age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Eliza Hammer – age 11, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Emmitt Pulsifer – age 11, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Bryson Carter – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Lila Coyle – age 10, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Andy Cao – age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Susanna Hanrion – age 12, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Liam Bishop – age 12, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Ashleigh Williams – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

Group 3 (Grades 7-9) 

ARTWORK PLACE WINNERS

1st Cameron Hazel Age 14, Mt Pleasant, SC 
Eliza Bradham Age 13, Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Ella Rogers Kay Age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 
2nd  Victoria Hickerson 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Gracie VanWagenen Age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Eliza Miller Age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 
3rd Laila Malpeli Age 13, Charleston, SC 
Saige Patterson Age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Amelia Counts Age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

ARTWORK HONORABLE MENTIONS 

Kristina Mosneaguta – age 13, Michael Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Lilly Allee – age 13, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Cesar Ramirez-Pulido – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Whitney Werking – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Alyssa Whitaker – age 12, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Azaria Richardson – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Jasmine Withers – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Grey Gaidies – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Drayven Hallman – age 14, Michael Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Reanna Wolf – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Allison Rodelsperger – age 15, First Baptist High School, Charleston, SC

Peyton Adams-Smies – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Michelle Barrios Aguilar – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Ella Cutaia – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Ella Bailey – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Rachel Dozler – age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

 

Group 4 (Grades 10-12) 

ARTWORK PLACE WINNERS

1st Abigail Short (BOS) Age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Emma Elliott Age 17 – Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Helen Nang  Age 16, Wando High School, Mt Pleasant, SC 

 

2nd  Ava Dawson Age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Julia Boyer Age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Connelly Sexton Age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 
3rd Maggie Elliott Age 16, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC 
Carolina Hoppmann Age 19, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 
Neo James Age 17, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

ARTWORK HONORABLE MENTIONS 

Jay’asia McNeal – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

James Herring – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Meredith Rogers – age 17, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

Lily Parker – age 15, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC 

Amaliia Steblynenko – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Jordan Cantle – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

Mckenzie Foster – age 15, Florence, SC 

Nate Owenby – age 17, Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, SC 

Lauren (James) Davenport – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Lily Hanrion – age 16, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Grace Constantine – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Julia Zimmerman – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Emily Apostolico – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Kingsley Gainey – age 17, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Lauren Holladay – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

Tulah Cramer – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC

 

 

2022 CONSERVATION MESSAGE WINNERS 

OVERALL WINNER

As we see a bold reflection of our past and what we have done to conserve our wildlife, let it only push us to make sure the wetlands are a safe haven for waterfowl everywhere.

Laura Horne – age 12, Palmetto Christain Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC 

 

Group 1 (Grades K-3) 

Keep wetlands clean and save lives, always try to help. 

Vivian Hammer – age 9, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC 

 

Treasure wildlife! It is a gift. 

Cora Hanrion – age 7, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC 

 

Don’t be a “quack” and save the ducks! 

Emmalyn Melton – age 7, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

 

Nature is a very quiet and wonderful place. We need to recycle, reuse, and not litter.

Joseph Landry – age 9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumer, SC 

 

Group 2 (Grades 4-6) 

Nature is what builds us, conservation keeps us stable. 

Sarah Lewis – age 12, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

Save marshes, saves lives. 

Eliza Hammer – age 11, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC 

 

Please take care! There’s lots of ducks out there! 

Ashleigh Williams – age9, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC 

 

Don’t duck your responsibility, clean up your trash! 

Johanna Patterson – age 11, Michaels Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

Group 3 (Grades 7-9) 

As we see a bold reflection of our past and what we have done to conserve our wildlife, let it only push us to make sure the wetlands are a safe haven for waterfowl everywhere.

Laura Horne – age 12, Palmetto Christain Academy, Mt Pleasant, SC 

 

Proper management of our existing resources should help waterfowl for generations to come.

Allson Rodelsperger – age 15, First Baptist High School, Charleston, SC 

 

Dive into conservation and create a better environment for future generations.

Charlotte Gibbes – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

Don’t litter, it’s a killer! 

Alyssa Whitaker – age 12, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Studio/Home School, Mt Pleasant, SC 

 

Group 4 (Grades 10-12) 

The conservation of all animals is crucial to the well-being and longevity of our ecosystems.

Virginia Romano – age 17, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC 

 

We must save our wildlife before it disappears before our eyes like dust in the wind.

Amaliia Steblynenko – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

It is important to protect our wetlands. Even the smallest species plays a huge role in the balance of our ecosystems. 

Aryana Chinn, age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC 

 

While COVID has been difficult for humans to navigate, animals have adapted incredibly well. Because of human absence outdoors, a huge burst in animal populations and sightings have been recorded. Researchers have titled this abnormal phenomenon ‘andropause.’ In my piece, I wanted to acknowledge that it’s been an “upside-drown” few years , so therefore I chose to show a female mallard diving for dinner. She seems content with her less-populated human environment. Quarantine has proven that we do indeed have a direct environmental impact on wildlife. Without vehicle traffic, birdsong has imploded throughout the country, giving us a glimmer of hope from within our homes. 

Mckenzie Foster – age 15, Home School Submission, Florence, SC

 

See all the winning entries here…

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