The purpose of the contest is to educate children on the dangers of tornadoes and make them aware of the protective actions that should be taken in the event of a tornado in their area.
First place winners received awards of $45.00 each and are as follows:
The following students received second place recognition and awards of $25.00 each:
In addition, the following students received honorable mentions and awards of $15.00 each:
The panel of judges included Diane Bartlett and Rhea Fletcher. Diane is a fused and stained glass artist. Her art is exhibited in North and South Carolina art galleries and local art shows. She has been working with glass for over thirty years and taught fused glass at Blue Ridge Arts Center. She believes art should be fun and loves to see artist's enthusiastic with their work no matter the medium. Rhea Fletcher is currently the head of Art Connection in Keowee Key. Her work is in museums and private homes around the country. She framed three of the patents which hang in the Smithsonian and one of her paintings is a part of the Pickens Museum. She has owned a frame shop and worked in an art gallery. During the last 17 years of her work life, she managed the framing department in a printing business and chose the artwork for hospitals and offices.
The winning posters will be on display in the County Administrative Building until the middle of April.