Meet "Marion the Mare", our official mascot for the Marion County Tax Collector Kids Tag Art program.  This program inspires fifth grade art students to design their own specialty plate while at the same time learning about the practical application of license plate art and how Florida's 100+ specialty license plates support worthy causes.  Each school earns 100% of the proceeds and a share of over $15,000.  Our major sponsor this year again was Jenkins Auto, donating $10,000.  Fine Arts for Ocala, Inc. donated $1,000, Florida Heart Research Institute donated $1500 and we received in kind sponsorship from Appleton Museum of Art College of Central Florida and Woods Printing.

All of the tags on our website are Award of Distinction winners.  Purchasing their tag will provide funding to the elementary school each student attends.

This year's Kids Tag Art Awards of Distinction ceremony was held at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida on January 24th, 2015.  Click here to watch this years ceremony.

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School Name


Tag Art - Click to Enlarge

Anthony Elementary Emma Emma S
Anthony Elementary Johnathan
Belleview Elementary Katelyn Katelyn W
Belleview Elementary Robert Robert S
Belleview Santos Elementary Brian Brian T
Belleview Santos Elementary Faith Faith M
College Park Elementary Alexandria Alexandria R
College Park Elementary Giselle Giselle O
Dr. D. H. Jones Elementary Briana Briana B
Dr. D. H. Jones Elementary Rileigh Rileigh S
Dunnellon Elementary Madilyn Madilyn S

Dunnellon Elementary
Remi Remi M
East Marion Elementary Christopher Christopher Z
East Marion Elementary Jordan Jordan L
Eighth Street Elementary Parker Parker G
Eighth Street Elementary Rachel Rachel S
Emerald Shores Elementary Cristina Cristina S
Emerald Shores Elementary Jaden Jaden Q
Evergreen Elementary Mataya Mataya D
Evergreen Elementary Tyler Tyler O
Fessenden Elementary Erika Erika N
Fessenden Elementary Michelle Michelle S
Ft. McCoy Elementary Nicholas Nicholas R
Ft. McCoy Elementary Stephanie Stephanie W
Greenway Elementary Kylie Kylie N
Greenway Elementary Porter Porter J
Hammett Bowen Elementary Alejandro Alejandro O
Hammett Bowen Elementary Briana Briana N
Harbour View Elementary Alexis Alexis A
Harbour View Elementary Gwyn Gwyn L
Legacy Elementary Kevin Kevin P
Legacy Elementary Valerie Valerie B
Madison Street Elementary Jacy Jacy R
Madison Street Elementary Kayla Kayla H
Maplewood Elementary Caitlyn Caitlyn W
Maplewood Elementary Eden Eden R
Marion Oaks Elementary Faith Faith C
Marion Oaks Elementary Melissa Melissa G
Oakcrest Elementary Isaiah Isaiah G
Oakcrest Elementary Zya Zya C
Ocala Springs Elementary Mikayla Mikayla L
Ocala Springs Elementary Sydney Sydney P
Reddick Collier Elementary Christina Christina S
Reddick Collier Elementary Kelsey Kelsey E
Romeo Elementary Hailey Hailey G
Romeo Elementary Jaicel Jaicel F
Saddlewood Elementary Jaden Jaden B
Saddlewood Elementary Luis Luis C
Shady Hill Elementary Austin Austin M
Shady Hill Elementary Brooke Brooke W
South Ocala Elementary Ilaia Ilaia C
South Ocala Elementary Mia Mia P
Sparr Elementary Maegan Maegan P
Sparr Elementary Taylor Taylor D
Ward Highland Elementary Caroline Caroline S
Ward Highland Elementary Montgomery Montgomery D
Wyomina Park Elementary Emily Emily K
Wyomina Park Elementary Osmeliany Osmeliany S


Awards of Distinction

Choice Award Winners


Dr. N. H. Jones Elementary Rileigh Florida Heart Research Institute Choice Award
Greenway Elementary Kylie Jenkins Auto Group Choice Award
Madison Street Elementary Kayla Superintendent's Choice Award
Romeo Elementary Hailey Woods Printing Choice Award
Romeo Elementary Jaicel Appleton Museum Choice Award
Ward Highland Elementary Montgomery Fine Arts For Ocala Inc. Choice Award
Wyomina Park Elementary Emily Tax Collector's Choice Award