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 that 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.”
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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