Student Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest Winners Announced

March 18, 2014
SamTrans recognizes student winners of the Art Takes a Bus Ride with the Art Bus.

SamTrans announced the winners of the annual county-wide student art competition, Art Takes a Bus Ride at its regular board meeting. The winning entries were selected from more than 300 submissions from 15 San Mateo County schools. The artists, who are in first to sixth grade, were asked to illustrate the theme “Postcards from SamTrans.”

The winning entries of all the artists will be featured on ad cards inside SamTrans buses and on the outside of a SamTrans bus – the Art Bus.  The Art Bus will be used to provide regular revenue service throughout the SamTrans service area for the next year.

The winners received a SamTrans Summer Youth Pass, a certificate and a framed copy of the bus ad card that displays their art, as well as an assortment of art supplies.

On a typical weekday, nearly 12,000 young people ride SamTrans buses, more than 25 percent of the District’s total ridership. In addition to a discounted youth fare, tokens and monthly youth pass, the District also encourages young people to ride the bus by offering a deeply discounted Summer Youth Pass for riders 17 years old and younger. 

Winning Entries:

Ava Tsou, first grade

Central Elementary, Belmont

Teacher: Jennifer Zanotto 

Taylor Gee, second grade

Sandpiper Elementary, Redwood City

Teacher: Nancy Murray

Vernon Luk, third grade

Sandpiper Elementary, Redwood City

Teacher: Margaret Watson

Jamie Wang, fourth grade

Highlands Elementary, San Mateo

Teacher: Mareva Godfrey

Devin Dohrmann, fifth grade

North Star Academy, Redwood City

Teacher: Brian Cagle 

Bining Wang, sixth grade

Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos

Teacher: Jennifer Xavier