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 participating school earns 100% of the proceeds and a share of over $14,314 of sponsorship money.  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 $2500. Other sponsorship donations were $100 from Community Bank & Trust Ocala, $500 from Ciraco Electric. We received in kind sponsorship from Appleton Museum of Art College of Central Florida and Woods Printing. This year the total of sponsorship and classroom sales totaled $26,800.

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 26th, 2019. 

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School Name


Tag Art - Click to Enlarge

Anthony Elementary Hailey Hailey S
Anthony Elementary Nolan Nolan L
Belleview Elementary Samantha Samantha L
Belleview Elementary Kailoni Kailoni T
Belleview Santos Elementary Ben Ben S
Belleview Santos Elementary Bethany Bethany A
College Park Elementary Martin Martin P
College Park Elementary Emely Emely S
Dr. N. H. Jones Elementary Kylie Kylie C
Dr. N. H. Jones Elementary Adreas Adreas J
Dunnellon Elementary Madelyne Madelyne W
Dunnellon Elementary Dustee Dustee S
East Marion Elementary Alexis Alexis S
East Marion Elementary Emily Emily B
Eighth Street Elementary Emma Emma C
Eighth Street Elementary Lauren Lauren L
Emerald Shores Elementary Koby Koby S
Emerald Shores Elementary Athena Athena N
Evergreen Elementary Camila Camila R
Evergreen Elementary Jai'kerionte Jai'kerionte B
Fessenden Elementary Madison Madison Y
Fessenden Elementary Quinniya Quinniya A
Ft McCoy Elementary Gage Gage M
Ft McCoy Elementary Kaylee Kaylee R
Greenway Elementary Nevaeh Nevaeh N
Greenway Elementary Camryn Camryn H
Hammett Bowen Elementary Davin Davin S
Hammett Bowen Elementary Derek Derek W
Harbour View Elementary Nicholas Nicholas R
Harbour View Elementary Rene Rene R
Legacy Elementary Mackenna Mackenna A
Legacy Elementary Keith Keith L
Madison Street Elementary Erin Erin B
Madison Street Elementary Addison Addison C
Maplewood Elementary Ellie Ellie B
Maplewood Elementary Lillian Lillian G
Marion Oaks Elementary Zoe Zoe G
Marion Oaks Elementary Daniella Daniella G
Ocala Springs Elementary Leah Leah B
Ocala Springs Elementary Aleena Aleena T
Reddick Collier Elementary Gretchen Gretchen C
Reddick Collier Elementary Gabriela Gabriela Z
Romeo Elementary Maribelle Maribelle S
Romeo Elementary Juan Juan M
Saddlewood Elementary Emmanuel Emmanuel S
Saddlewood Elementary Lillian Lillian T
Shady Hill Elementary Amaya Amaya V
Shady Hill Elementary Katherine Katherine P
South Ocala Elementary Teddy Teddy B
South Ocala Elementary Kaison Kaison L
Sparr Elementary Iyanna Iyanna E
Sparr Elementary Kimora Kimora J
Stanton Weirsdale Elementary Gracie Gracie W
Stanton Weirsdale Elementary Gage Gage G
Sunrise Elementary Jade Jade G
Sunrise Elementary Devin Devin G
Ward Highland Elementary Jeramiah Jeramiah B
Ward Highland Elementary Paola Paola D

Awards of Distinction

Choice Award Winners


Appleton Museum Choice Award Kaison South Ocala Elementary Appleton Museum Choice Award
Fine Arts For Ocala Inc.Choice Award Camryn Greenway Elementary FAFO Choice Award
Florida Heart Research Foundation Choice Award Lauren Eighth Street Elementary Florida Heart Research Foundation Choice Award
Jenkins Auto Group Choice Award Nolan Anthony Elementary Jenkins Auto Group Choice Award
Superintendent's Choice Award Athena Emerald Shores Elementary Superintendent's Choice Award
Tax Collector's Choice Award Dustee Dunnellon Elementary Tax Collector's Choice Award
 Woods Printing Choice Award Teddy South Ocala Elementary Woods Printing Choice Award


Kids Tag Art Sponsors