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Thu, Apr 26, 2012

Student Art on Bus Unveiled

PHOENIX (April 18, 2011) – High school art students across the Valley competed recently to have their artwork exhibited on a moving canvas for the 12th annual Bus Wrap contest.

“We understand that transit options are important to our youth, and this student-inspired bus wrap is one way to that we can connect to a younger generation,” said Steve Banta, Valley Metro Chief Executive Officer.

The winning design was produced by Stephen Bielecki, a senior at Pinnacle High School. In addition to receiving his winning artwork on a 40-foot bus for one year, he will take home various prizes.

“Stephen’s artwork was chosen because it is simple yet strong,” said Dolores Nolan, Valley Metro Transit Education Manager. “The image is reminiscent of the American icon, Superman, which exudes strength and confidence in serving the community.”

The bus will be placed into service after its unveiling on April 26.

Second place winner, Stephen Jewell, a senior at Pinnacle High School and third place winner, Marissa Salazar, a junior at Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, also will be recognized at the unveiling.
The unveiling event on April 26, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at Pinnacle High School, 3535 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, will include a brief presentation with remarks from Valley Metro CEO Steve Banta and Pinnacle High School Principal Jason Reynolds.

Stephen’s artwork was chosen out of more than 103 entries submitted by public and charter schools across the Valley. Honorable mentions were handed to students from Corona del Sol High School and Metro Tech High School in Phoenix.
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