A Columbia 4th grader's drawing was a statewide winner in a no-guns-in-school art contest sponsored by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Columbia.
Maddie Maylath, of Harbison West Elementary, was the winner in the Project Sentry Logo Contest in the third- to fifth-grade category, the office announced today.
Other winners were:
First-second grade: Jayden Darby, 1st grade, Edisto Primary School, Cordova
Sixth-eighth grade and OVERALL winner: Brandon Johnson, 7th grade, Campobello-Gramling School, Campobello
Ninth- 12th grade: Maya Robinson, 12th grade, The Darlington County Institute of Technology, Darlington
The winners, including Maylath, will receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. The overall winner, Johnson, will also receive a second savings bond.
The winners were chosen by students working with the Department of Juvenile Justice from 655 entries from 45 schools across South Carolina.
The logo contest seeks imagery that illustrates a stance against gun violence in South Carolina schools.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association sponsored the savings bonds, the Attorney's Office said.
For more information on the Project Sentry program and for images of past winning logos, click here.