Congratulations to the illustrators and writers featured in this year's edition of Kids in Print!
Children and teens, ages six to 18, have shared their poetry, stories, short plays, essays, drawings and photographs with the library. Our staff received more than 220 submissions and selected 58 contributors to feature in this year's edition.
This annual literary magazine showcases the talents of young people across the Midlands and this year's edition is the 28th publication.
Here is a complete list of the young authors and artists whose work will be included in this year's magazine:
Arrows Academy | LilyAnne Moseley, Terry Watkins III
Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School | Ava Mickle
Blythewood High School | Emmalyn Gilbreth, Lucy Lacey
Bradley Elementary School | Macy Scogin
Brockman Elementary School | Caroline Blair, Jacqueline Cheng
Carver-Lyon Elementary School | Isla McKeever, Zoeii Williams
Chapin Middle School | Annaleah Shelley
Crayton Middle School | Memphis Daniels, Zoey Land, Emma Taylor Scogin
Cyber Academy of South Carolina | Melody Garcia Leal
Dent Middle School | Gabriel Porter
Dutch Fork High School | Emma Miller
East Point Academy | Aria Le, Jane Salter
Green Charter School of the Midlands | Callen Beym, Zoe Leonard, Karynna Russell
Hammond School | John Garris
Harbison West Elementary School | Lillian Chen
Homeschool | Eden Barnett, Lydia Bothur, Lillie Burnett, Clarence Canty, Georgia Kiser, Phoenix McKip, Brant Miller, Gabe Rogers, Aydin Soner, Violet Strom, Alli White
Horrell Hill Elementary School | Vanessa Pacheco Calixto, Donovan James
Lake Murray Elementary School | Brynlee Hinson
Meadowfield Elementary School | Ameleia Addington-Wu
Montessori Early Learning Center | Madison King
Montessori School of Columbia | Leela Downey, Madeline Watson
Pleasant Hill Middle School | Aiden Thrash
Pontiac Elementary School | Paul Gentry, Maya Skillman, Mary Kate Venn
Richland Two eSchool | Naomi Broome
Ridge View High School | Naima Whitted
Rosewood Elementary School | Audrey Stuart, Guthrie Whitehead
Saluda River Academy for the Arts | Talukder Rayeed
SC Connections Academy | Simone Childs, Susan Faith Ellington
Sessions College | Jada Broome
Seven Oaks Elementary School | Zara Díaz
South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities | Haley Whitelaw
W. G. Sanders Middle School | Madelyn Farrell
White Knoll High School | Jordan Watson
Kids in Print 2023 is in the final stages of design. We will celebrate with a Kids in Print 2023 Launch Party on Saturday, May 6th at 3:30 pm in the auditorium of Richland Library Sandhills, 763 Fashion Drive Columbia, SC 29229.
The library is pleased to formally recognize this year’s contributors and their work at this special event with an original performance based on this year’s magazine and featuring the talents of Bonita Peeples and Darion McCloud. An autograph session will follow. Artwork from Kids in Print 2023 will also be displayed in the community gallery at Richland Library Main later in May and throughout June.