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Kids Who Care project winners announced

Published Friday, March 23, 2018

Photo of Nexton Elementary 1st and 2nd grade first place winner

Pictured above is Ms. Rebecca Swisher of Nexton Elementary with her students' winning project. (BCSD photo)

Forty projects, 185 participating teachers and 4,496 participating students – we’re talking about the 27th annual Kids Who Care project competition.

Winning student projects collected cash prizes for schools -- $500 (first place), $350 (second place), $250 (third place), $100 (honorable mention). Students were recognized at a ceremony on Thursday, March 8 at Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner.

Teachers will use the prize money to buy science-related materials for their classes.


Kindergarten 1 - Jamie Gordon, Colleen Bendig, Courtney John - Philip Simmons Elementary

Kindergarten  2 - Susan Whitfield, Cecilia Bell, Cindy Query, Noreen Stackhouse, Gabriel Cabrera - Boulder Bluff

1st & 2nd Grade 1 - Krista James, Jennifer Shea, Joanne Lane, Susan Nelson, Danielle Shearouse, Rebecca Swisher, Margaret Elliot - Nexton Elementary

1st & 2nd Grade 2 - Tiffany Taylor, Doretha Garland, Abbey Levin - Philip Simmons Elementary

1st & 2nd Grade 3 - Brianna Krebs, Amy Owen, Lauren Hohler, Cari Weishahn, Alexandra Lord, Shawn Watts, Kelsie Deardeuff - Boulder Bluff Elementary

1st & 2nd Grade HM - Joy Brennan, Susanna Fricks,  Hannah Stanley - Berkeley Elementary

3rd-5th Grade 1 - Frances Powell - Devon Forest

3rd-5th Grade 2 (TIE) - Cynthia Stephens, Kristina Etheredge, Jackie Boston, Lynn Moore, Tracey Marlowe - Hanahan Elementary

3rd-5th Grade 2 (TIE) - Wanda Bryan, Tina McDonald, Marcus Marston - Philip Simmons Elementary

3rd-5th Grade 3 - Jessica Landrum, Vicki Cook, Samantha Welch, Amber Traverse, Michele Salego - Nexton Elementary