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Yough, Trafford students win awards for PennDOT plow designs

| Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
This entry by Yough High School students was the overall and 'fan favorite' winner of PennDOT's 2017 Paint the Plow contest in Westmoreland County.
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This entry by Yough High School students was the overall and 'fan favorite' winner of PennDOT's 2017 Paint the Plow contest in Westmoreland County.
This entry by Trafford Elementary and Middle School students won in the elementary category of PennDOT's 2017 Paint the Plow contest in Westmoreland County.
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This entry by Trafford Elementary and Middle School students won in the elementary category of PennDOT's 2017 Paint the Plow contest in Westmoreland County.

Students at Yough High School and Trafford Elementary and Middle School earned top honors among Westmoreland County entries in PennDOT District 12's Paint the Plow contest.

Yough was judged the overall winner in the county and also was chosen as the fan favorite by votes registered on PennDOT's Facebook page. The Trafford school won in the elementary category.

A dozen schools across the four counties in District 12 participated, with students painting a winter road safety message and image on a snowplow blade provided by PennDOT. Each of the decorated plows will be mounted to a PennDOT truck and will be used to clear snow from roads near the participating school.

Winning high schools in the other counties were: Laurel Highlands, Fayette; Central Waynesburg, Greene; and Peters Township, Washington County.

“The students showed their artistic abilities and learned a lot from this program, and we are anxious to see how much it grows next year,” District Executive Joseph Szczur said in a press release.

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