Uniontown Students Win Billboard Design Contest

Right before the beginning of the initial quarantine, the art club was asked to design a billboard image that could potentially appear on the side of the highway. The rubric was described as something that should be short and simple, but impactful. The intended purpose of this project was to send a message to teenage drivers. However, the competition, sponsored by State Farm, was planning to aim the message not only to the teen community, but drivers of all ages.

Six Uniontown High School students took on this challenge. As the deadline was quickly approaching, the students had limited time to figure out their design. With the help from all of their creative input, they were able to submit a design only about a day before it was due. The teamwork of Mickaela Cameron, Evelyn Kitelinger, Jocelyn Jeffreys, Catherine Wallace, Abbey Stevenson, and Anna George managed to grasp the attention of the heads of the project, and each of them walked out with a prize.

The winning design on Route 51.

Not only did each girl receive a $100 check, but they also managed to receive a large donation to the Art Club. They each received a miniature billboard as a trophy as well. On November 10th, 2020, the girls were called down to have their photograph taken with the employees at State Farm who made this event possible. The billboard was on the highway of Route 51 right near the Uniontown Giant Eagle.

The mini billboard trophy each girl won.

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