In celebration of Earth Day, Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), recognized local students who won the agency’s annual Earth Day art contest at two special award ceremonies on April 22 at Las Vegas Academy High School and April 24 at Roy Martin Middle School.
The annual art contest, sponsored by the RTC and Vector Media, invited local students in grades six through 12 to create and submit artwork that celebrates Earth Day and the RTC’s sustainability initiative, “quicker, cleaner, greener.”
More than 300 students from 17 schools across the valley participated in this year’s contest. At the ceremonies, RTC and Clark County School District principals recognized the top two winners — Rudy Amaya of Roy Martin Middle School and Jessica Judd of Las Vegas Academy. The artwork of the two winners will be displayed on the outside of RTC transit vehicles and will travel Las Vegas Valley streets for up to one year.
Students were encouraged to create original designs and to incorporate an Earth Day theme supporting sustainable transportation and creating a more livable and viable community.
The runners-up were also recognized with certificates of achievement. Runners-up included: Zach Cortez of Cashman Middle School; Reanne Domingo of Desert Pines High School; Desiree Hogue of Las Vegas Academy; Melis Jensen of Las Vegas Day School; Cora Beaudry and Karlyle Niesen of Leavitt Middle School; and Arely Lucio Flores and Tania Quintero-Cepero of Roy Martin Middle School.