Wednesday, February 22, 2017

KDOT announces winners of aviation art contest

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation announces the Kansas winners of the 2017 International Aviation Art Contest.

The contest, whose theme this year was “Beyond the Clouds,” was for artists ages 6 to 17. The artwork was intended to celebrate the adventures and excitement only available in that special place beyond the clouds.

The first place winner in each age group earns a $500 scholarship from the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education, to be used toward an aviation education activity as well as advance to the national completion. Those winners are Jade Benimon, 9, Lawrence; Kendra Hurla, 10, Delia; and Luke Schawe, 15, Hutchinson.

Jade Benimon, 9, of Lawrence won First Place in Group I.

Kendra Hurla, 10, of Delia, won First Place in Group II

Luke Schawe, 15, of Hutchinson won First Place in Group III

Other top winners in each age group who are also advancing to the national competition include: Julietta Otter, 9, Lawrence; Tyler Hill, 6, Derby; Katie Golder, 13, Topeka; Lindsay Hayes, 10, Lawrence; and Christina Walton, 15, Topeka.

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