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Northwest High School Art Students
Shine with New Paint-a-Plow Program

What started as a late spring project at Northwest High School has now become a fall project, as well.  Northwest High School art students have nearly completed painting a JCDOT plow that will represent their school when it is used to plow roads throughout Jackson County.  Students collaborated on a design, learned to transfer the design to the plow, and then began the painting process.  With only a few more details left to complete, students expect to have the plow finished and ready for use by mid-September.

Paint-a-Plow is a community outreach program that invites students to paint a JCDOT snow plow with original artwork, to represent their individual school.  (Jackson County high school art instructors can apply to the program for their students by clicking on the paint brush icon found in the middle of this page, and completing and submitting the application form.) In addition to being visible when in full service during the winter-weather months, the plows can be used at events within the community to enhance public awareness, promote safety, and foster a greater appreciation of both JCDOT and the school’s art program.  Plus, it’s fun!

In these photos, instructor Julie Dodge shows students how to transfer the design from paper to the plow; students begin the design transfer process; and the nearly completed plow.