Winning Entries on Display in State Capitol Dec. 12 – 16
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-one students from across the state have been selected as division winners in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's aviation art contest. The contest theme was "Aviation's Value to My Community."
"These students came up with very creative ways to show why aviation is important in Pennsylvania," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. "Considering we received more than 900 entries this year, these winners should be extra proud to be chosen as the best. I thank all of the students, parents and teachers who made this contest a success."
Entries were judged in two divisions: first through third grades, and fourth and fifth grades. One winner was chosen from each division in each of PennDOT's 11 district offices, with the exception of the Oil City-based district which received entries in only in one division.
Winners will receive a mounted, 16-by-20-inch copy of their entry, and a certificate signed by Sec. Schoch. The students' schools will also receive a mounted copy of the artwork for display.
The winning entries will be on display in the state Capitol's East Wing in Harrisburg from Dec. 12 – 16.
For more information or to see the winning entries, visit www.dot.state.pa.us and click on "Aviation & Rail Freight," then the bureau of aviation. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews.
Media contact: Erin Waters, 717-783-8800
Editor's Note: A list of art contest division winners follows. (PennDOT does not have a District 7):
PennDOT Aviation Art Contest Winners
District 1 (Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties):
- Grades one through three: no entries
- Grades four and five: Reid Scott, Spartansburg Elementary, Crawford County
District 2 (Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, Mifflin, McKean and Potter counties):
- Grades one through three: Hunter Crowell, Galeton Area School District, Potter County
- Grades four and five: Paige Smith, Thompsontown-Delaware Elementary, Juniata County
District 3 (Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties):
- Grades one through three: Elise McBride, Central Elementary, Lycoming County
- Grades four and five: Sabrina Barner, Myers Elementary, Lycoming County
District 4 (Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties):
- Grades one through three: Andrew Phillips, Homestead School, N.Y., Pike County
- Grades four and five: Emily Bogdon, Wycallis Elementary, Luzerne County
District 5 (Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties):
- Grades one through three: Tiernan McCulloch, Agora Cyber Charter School, Berks County
- Grades four and five: Kaitlyn Carl, St. Ann School, Lehigh County
District 6 (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties):
- Grades one through three: Diyas Kumar, K.D. Markley Elementary, Chester County
- Grades four and five: Kevin Travers, Alessio Zucchi, Brian McDonough, Charlestown School, Chester County
District 8 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties):
- Grades one through three: Justin Tulloch, Ferguson Elementary, York County
- Grades four and five: Luke Hamann, Mountain View Elementary, Dauphin County
District 9 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties):
- Grades one through three: Sean Kauffman, home schooled, Bedford County
- Grades four and five: Madison France, Chestnut Ridge Middle School, Bedford County
District 10 (Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties):
- Grades one through three: Julia King, Homer-Center Elementary, Indiana County
- Grades four and five: Kaden Coull, Clarion-Limestone Elementary, Clarion County
District 11 (Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties):
- Grades one through three: Christian Guinto-Brody, Mt. Vernon Elementary, Allegheny County
- Grades four and five: Kaelyn McClain, Central Elementary, Allegheny County
District 12 (Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties):
- Grades one through three: McKenna Litynski, home schooled, Washington County
- Grades four and five: Brenna Litynski, home schooled, Washington County
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation