The art of plowing

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Valley High School’s Art Department is gearing up for the snow days to come.

Several second and third year art students dedicated their time, efforts, and talents to create a one-of-a-kind snowplow blade for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 9’s “Paint the Plow” program.

Kariah Humston, Madison Williams, Karyssa Donini, Hanna Manbevers and Isabelle Dalton painted a Native American tribal design along with a Valley “V” on the ODOT snowplow blade that will be used to clear the roads within the Valley Local School District.

“This program is a unique opportunity to showcase student talent here at Valley in a really unusual but neat way” said Kelly Montgomery, the High School’s Art Teacher. “I knew that the girls would do a great job on the plow and are excited and proud to see their artwork every time the roads get cleared in the district. Although we were warned that the design would wear off throughout the plowing season, that did not change the amount of motivation, hard work, and dedication that these students put into completing the project. I’m very proud of them, and they should be too.”

This is the first year that Valley High School has participated in the ODOT “Paint the Plow” program, for which all non-profit organizations and schools in the area are eligible. Look for the plow along Valley School District roads as soon as the snow starts falling. Once snow season is over plows will be displayed at events, parades, and fairs throughout the district, as well as the State Fair and ODOT’s Team Up Fair.

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