Kenmoor Middle School art students will have their thoughtfulness and creativity displayed throughout the winter season. Kenmoor’s “Teach Your Children to Think and Dream” design and paint job created the winning entry in the inaugural Snow Plow Mural Painting Contest, organized by the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Maintenance Department.

“Our maintenance employees and school faculties should be applauded for creatively engaging students in an activity that uses art and applies complex academic concepts,” said Dr. John Deasy, Prince George’s County Public Schools Superintendent. “I congratulate the winners and commend all participants for showing off their talents and school spirit.”

Northwestern High School’s “Wildcat” design and the Thomas G. Pullen MS “Polar Bear” paint jobs ranked second and third. Three middle schools and four high schools participated, including Surrattsville HS, Drew-Freeman MS, Frederick Douglass HS, and Bowie HS.

When designing their concept and applying paint, art students used mathematical equations to determine space and the effects of using paint that adheres to metal rather than canvas. Digital images of their work are posted on the PGCPS Maintenance News web page at http://www.pgcps.org/~maindept/OMD_Department_New.html)

Eight of the Maintenance Department’s 22 large snow plows will have newly decorated blades this winter season, as they clear the driveways and parking lots at 205 schools and centers, plus PGCPS offices.

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