FMSMS takes home art awards at state fair

December 2, 2013

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science raked in 12 wins at the S.C. State Fair.

“Out of all schools in South Carolina competing, our students did amazingly well,” said art teacher Kimi Daly. “This is our best year ever with Marteyia Gadsen winning first place best in show over all kindergarten through fifth graders at the State Fair.”

Gadsen received $85 and a blue ribbon. Her artwork will be displayed at the front of the art exhibit in the student section. Five other FMSMS artists placed first, second and third place overall in their respective categories. Six other students won Honorable Mentions. The students accepted awards on Oct. 6 at the State Fair.

State Fair 2013 winner results

• Marteyia Gadsen, grade 4: $85 best of show of all elementary k-5 in the entire fair art show Three-Dimensional Art with her Recycled Shoe Sculpture

• Savannah Bairefoot, grade 4, for her shoe sculpture

• Aniya Belton, grade 3, for her tree frog etching

• Aleisha Chapelle, grade 5, for her zebra chalking

• Dhavni Patel, grade 5, for her mask

• Keyshawn Robertson, grade 6, for his recycled bookbag

First grade

• Melanie Anderson for honorable mention

Third grade

• Josh Moseley honorable mention

• Ti’ler Bouknight

Fourth grade

• Joey Bannister, honorable mention

• Celysha Jackson, honorable mention

Sixth grade

• Janelle Green, honorable mention

Other pieces juried at the SC State Fair

Kindergarten flowers

• Hezekiah Childers

• Kensley Green

First grade butterflies

• Sharmelle Holmes

Second grade bottle fish

• Shania Hughes

• LaParis Belton

• Jourdan Tidwell

• Katie Maldanado

Third grade etching

• Mikaela Gaines

Fourth grade shoes

• Sammy Bannister

• Chatara Johnson

• Inycee McKinstry

• Jasmine Russell

• Value Portraits

• Romele Riveria

• Akira Adams

Fifth grade impressionism

• Jarvis Jackson

• Nia Lemon

• Shaddae Mathis

• Takiya Willingham

Sixth grade perspective

• Ty’Ajia Foote

• Stephen Reese


• Sydney Glisson