Student Awards

Arbor Day Awards

Arbor Day Awards

The Arbor Day contest is open to all 3rd graders in Greenville County. Children may enter a poem, poster, essay, or song about the importance of trees. The winners are honored at a ceremony at the Kilgore Lewis House. Congratulations to

Dylan Howard - 2nd place in poster entries
Israel Cannon - Honorable Mention for poem
Dylan Stoudemire - Honorable Mention for essay 

Reflections: "Believe, Dream, Inspire"

Reflections Award Winners

The theme for the 2013-2014 PTA Reflections contest was "Believe, Dream, Inspire". Click here for a slideshow of award winners and entries. Click here for a list of winners.


South Carolina Academy of Science Award

 Jane Yang

Congratulations to Jane Yang who entered a mail-in South Carolina Academy of Science MESAS contest and was one of their winners! She received a check and certificate for her award-winning entry.


Special Olympics

Special Olympics Participants

Several Oakview students participated and placed in the Special Olympics in April. Click here for a listing of participants and medal winners!

District Level Science Fair


Team Winners

4th grade - 1st Place - Mrs. Laye's Class
5th grade - 3rd Place - Mrs. Greenway's Class

3rd Grade Individual Winner
1st Place- Katie Howell

4th Grade Individual Awards

Honorable Mention: Nico Ludkowski
3rd place - Tanish Kalwad
2nd place- Maurena Supra

5th Grade Individual Awards

2nd Place - Anagha Tirumalai
1st Place Orals - Anagha Tirumalai

GRAND PRIZE WINNER went to Anagha Tirumalai. She will be entered in the State Science fair.


Spelling Bee Finals

Samuel Stein

Samuel Stein (4th), represented Oakview during the Upstate SC Spelling Bee in February where he advanced to the top 25 in the 3rd-5th grade category. He was 1st runner-up in the finals. Congratulations, Samuel! Samuel was recently featured on a local television program. Click here to view the video clip.



Reedy River Run 

 Reedy River Run

The Reedy River Youth Mile Run took place in downtown Greenville. There were 11 identified Oakview runners and 373 total runners ranging in ages from 5 to 14. Click here to see a list of other Oakview runners.

Brynn B.- 1st in age group (2nd overall)
John P.- 1st in age group (6th overall)
Ellie Pestrak- 2nd in age group 
Sophia S.- 2nd in age group
Michael P.- 3rd in age group
Rachel W. (Student Teacher)- 1st in age group for 5K


Popsicle Bridge Competition

Popsicle Bridge Competition Team

Congratulations to the P.O.D.S. Bridge Company who won first place in Best Craftsmanship! The team included Jacob Chittum, Liam Davis, Maddie Rogers, and Erin Makosiej.

Upstate Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Caleb Ashley (5th) and Samuel Stein (4th), represented Oakview during the Upstate SC Spelling Bee in February. They were among 50 students who completed for a spot in the semi-finals. They both advanced to the top 25 in the 3rd-5th grade category.

Samuel advanced to the finals which will be held on Saturday, March 15th at the University Center in Greenville. 


School Science Fair 

Science Fair Winners

Click here to see a slideshow of fantastic projects!

Geography Bee Winners and Finalists

Geography Bee Winner and Finalists

Winner - Ferreol Huet

Runner Up - Ben Peck 


  1. Nelia Leong
  2. Agilan Gunalan
  3. Nikhil Kulkarni
  4. Samuel Dobson
  5. Ryan Gallagher
  6. Hunter Edmonds
  7. Arlena Thompson
  8. Caroline Gallagher

Alternate - John Pestrak

  Summer Reading Winners 

First Grade  
1st Place Winner Elaine Wang   
2nd Place Tie Daniel Choi and Caroline Furr

Second Grade
1st Place Winner Lily Runnion  
2nd Place Winner Caleb Reffner 

Third Grade   
1st Place Winner Chloe Graham 
2nd Place Winner Anna Sekizawa

Fourth Grade
1st Place Winners TIE Erin & Maggie Makosiej
2nd Place Winner Samuel Stein

Fifth Grade

1st Place Winner Allen Choi 
2nd Place Winner John Phillips  

 Summer Reading Winners
 Student Recognized for Literary Work

Jonah's Writing Award


Fourth grader, Jonah Tervo, was recently recognized in an Emry's Haiku publication. His poem, shared below, earned an honorable mention.

Liquids from the ground
Pours down from a volcano
Turning into rock

Based in Upstate South Carolina and founded in 1983, Emrys has sponsored music competitions, concerts, art exhibitions, conferences, creative writing awards, poetry workshops, and lectures.