It’s an American tradition for refrigerators to be plastered with watercolor landscapes and stick figure families drawn by young artists-in-training.
For most students, the display behind the souvenir magnet is good enough. For others, the goal is to have the most conspicuous displays of their artwork
Last school year, Granite School District introduced a contest wherein students could submit their own graphic artwork to be displayed on the sides of Granite buses. The goal of the contest was twofold: emphasize Granite’s outstanding programs and emblazon student artwork.
Students were given the option to highlight the program of their choosing, and the district received dozens of designs from schools throughout the valley.
Two student designs were eventually selected to bedeck a handful of buses that run to and from the Granite Technical Institute every school day. The young artists, Michael Kirk of Kearns High School and Skyline high graduate Darby DeHart, received a $250 gift card, and the honor of having their work displayed to hundreds of motorists and pedestrians on a daily basis.
The bus ad contest will be repeated this school year. Keep an eye out for details in the spring.