FMSMS student wins statewide design contest

Paris Davis’s “Know the Signs, Prevent Gun Violence In Our Schools” winning entry

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fifth grader Paris Davis, who attends Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science, recently won the Project Safe Neighborhood logo design contest. Davis’s “Know the Signs, Prevent Gun Violence In Our Schools” design is shown above.

The statewide contest, sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, invited students to illustrate how to help prevent gun violence in our schools by designing a logo around the theme: “Preventing Gun Violence in Our Schools – Know the Signs.” The contest was open to all South Carolina grade school students.

Divisions are broken down by elementary (3rd through 5th grade), middle school, and high school. A winning design was chosen from each division.

The winning entries were chosen by “The Insiders,” a select group of students from the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, who promote community awareness of the consequences of juvenile crime. In addition to DJJ, the U.S. Attorney’s Office partnered with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, the SC Police Chiefs Association, and the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association again for this year’s contest to provide each division winner $50.00 with the overall winner receiving an additional $50.00.

Fairfield Magnet School held an award ceremony for Davis on Tuesday.

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