News Release: Student Artwork Coming to a Snowy Street Near You

News Release: Student Artwork Coming to a Snowy Street Near You

November 30, 2012
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – When it snows this winter, be on the lookout for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) student artwork on the front of the snow plow. For the sixth year, the PGCPS Division of Supporting Services has sponsored the 2012 Snow Plow Mural Artwork Contest as an additional opportunity for middle and high school students to tap into their creative talents and have their finished artwork highlighted countywide.

This year, 17 schools accepted the challenge to create snow plow murals – the highest number of schools to take part in the competition to date. A panel of PGCPS staff judges evaluated and rated the final plows, and 1st and 2nd Place winners were selected in both middle and high school categories.

The results of the contest are as follows:

High School Competition
1st Place – Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
2nd Place – Northwestern High School

Middle School Competition
1st Place – Samuel Ogle Middle School
2nd Place – William Wirt Middle School

Other schools taking part in this year’s competition were: Charles H. Flowers HS, Drew-Freeman MS, Fairmont Heights HS, Frederick Douglass HS, G. James Gholson MS, Imagine Lincoln Public Charter, John Hanson French Immersion, Largo HS, Oxon Hill HS, Parkdale HS, Thomas G. Pullen Creative & Performing Arts School, Thurgood Marshall MS, and William Hall Academy.

To view a photo gallery of all the snow plows, click here.

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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.