Louisville student art featured on TARC ‘Compassion Bus’ [Opinion: The Arena]

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TARC’s annual Design A Bus competition

Thirteen local children have been named winners of TARC’s annual Design A Bus competition and will get to see their artwork adorn a bus TCB2.jpgthat will be unveiled at the Louisville Zoo Friday morning.

Participants were asked to produce artwork following the theme “Helping Others – Building A Compassionate City.” The 13 winners, ranging from grades 1-8, were selected out of 250 entries from almost 20 local schools as best illustrating that theme.

“It was thrilling to see all these talented students enter this contest with such creativity and thoughtfulness,” said Executive Director J. Barry Barker. “The 13 winners can see their artwork on the bus, and there are many others who submitted outstanding work.”TCB3.jpg

Approximately 75 TARC employees helped judge entries. The winners will attend a party and awards ceremony at the zoo beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday that starts with the bus unveiling.

Sponsors: Louisville Slugger Museum, Heine Brothers Coffee, Louisville Zoo, Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Louisville Zoo, Fund For The Arts

2012 Design A Bus Winners:

Anisah Arain Seventh Grade Jefferson County Traditional Middle School

Bridget Billiot Third Grade Hartstern Elementary School

Trenton Caudill Fifth Grade Whitney Young Elementary School

Rachel Coyle Sixth Grade Barret Traditional Middle School

Morgan Hall First Grade Christian Academy of Louisville

Rachelle Holder Second Grade Rangeland Elementary School

Jediah Holman Fifth Grade Audubon Elementary School

Lilly Jordan Seventh Grade Jefferson County Traditional Middle School

Sunny Podbelsek Sixth Grade Highland Middle School

Jamarion Smith Second Grade Rangeland Elementary School

Mackenzie Smith Sixth Grade Highland Middle School

Shekinah Watkins Fourth Grade Whitney Young Elementary School

Daphne Woolridge Eighth Grade Jefferson County Traditional Middle School

 

To view all the student’s artworks, CLICK HERE

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