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PennDOT Announces 22 Winners Of Aviation Art Contest

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two 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 "50 Years of American Space Flight."

"I'm always impressed to see how students show the world of flight through their eyes with such skill and creativity in this contest," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "With more than 300 total submissions, the winners should be very proud of their work and this accomplishment. The students, parents and teachers involved in this year's contest have my thanks for making it such 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.

Winners will receive an enlarged copy of their entry and a certificate signed by Schoch. The students' schools will also receive a mounted copy of the artwork for display.

For more information or to see the winning entries, visit and click on "Aviation & Rail Freight," then the bureau of aviation.

Editor's Note: A list of art contest division winners follows. (PennDOT does not have a District 7):

District 1 ( Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties):Grades one through three: Cody Sterrett, Elk Valley Elementary, Erie CountyGrades four and five: Ethan Kerr, Warren County Christian School, Warren County

District 2 ( Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, Mifflin, McKean and Potter counties):Grades one through three: Drais Parrillo, Ferguson Elementary, Centre CountyGrades 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: Lillian Wertz, Turbotville Elementary, Northumberland CountyGrades four and five: Brandon deManincor, Meadowview Christian Academy, Northumberland County

District 4 ( Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties):Grades one through three: Brayden Rampulla, Drums Elementary and Middle School, Luzerne CountyGrades four and five: Mastura Rakib, Dr. David Kistler Elementary, Luzerne County

District 5 ( Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties):Grades one through three: Kendall Heiney, Slatington Elementary, Lehigh CountyGrades four and five: Jasmine Heroux-Skirbst, DeFranco Elementary, Northampton County

District 6 ( Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties):Grades one through three: Moira Hill, Starkweather Elementary, Chester CountyGrades four and five: Robert Putnick, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, Montgomery County

District 8 ( Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties):Grades one through three: Avery Meyers, East York Elementary, York CountyGrades four and five: Nathan Preston, Letort Elementary, Cumberland County

District 9 ( Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties):Grades one through three: Sean Kauffman, home schooled, Bedford CountyGrades four and five: Kristen Kauffman, home schooled, Bedford County

District 10 ( Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties):Grades one through three: Morgan McNaughton, Clarion-Limestone Elementary, Clarion CountyGrades four and five: Michael Simpson, Clarion-Limestone Elementary, Clarion County

District 11 ( Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties):Grades one through three: Jacquette Augustine, Pittsburgh Greenfield K-8, Allegheny CountyGrades four and five: Joey Fortser, St. Margaret of Scotland, Allegheny County

District 12 ( Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties):Grades one through three: Grant Litynski, home schooled, Washington CountyGrades four and five: McKenna Litynski, home schooled, Washington County

Media contact: Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800


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