SVRCS plow finishes second overall for Fan Favorite

PHOTO PROVIDED This is a photo of the plow painted by students at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Loganton, which took second place overall in the Fan Favorite category.

LOGANTON — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced regional winners of the “Paint the Plow” safety outreach contest which promotes winder driving safety and fosters appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity. This year’s theme was “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.”

DuBois Central Catholic High School won the Fan Favorite award, which was determined by online voting. The plow depicts a trio of penguins clearly dizzy from the fall they took while rushing through ice and slush.

Sugar Valley Rural Charter School was the honorable mention and finished 2nd overall in the on-line voting for Fan Favorite.

Winner of the Judges Pick award was Coudersport High School with a plow depicting snowmen in peril as a car careens toward them through ice and slush. Cameron County High School won honorable mention for the Judges Pick, which was determined through specific criteria by a panel of judges.

Participating schools were Bellefonte High School, Cameron County High School, Central Mountain High School, Clearfield Alliance Christian School, Coudersport High School, DuBois Central Catholic High School, Harmony High School and Sugar Valley Rural Charter School.

This was the first year of participating by Clearfield Alliance, Sugar Valley and Cameron County.

During the winter weather season, the blades painted by all eight schools will be used to maintain state-owned roadways in District 2’s 9-county region, which serves Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Cinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties.

Members of the public can view photos of the painted plow blades online at www.penndot.gov/district2 by clicking on the Paint the Plow icon.

Paint the plow is a joint effort of PennDOT and area high schools. Students are invited to paint a plow blade with an original design based on a provided theme.

The 2019 theme is “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” It was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time for travel during wintry weather to arrive safely to their destination.


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