Eastview Students Produce Interior Bus Panels

          Three classes of students studying Multimedia Computer Design recently produced interior bus panels for the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) buses.  The panels focus on themes involving school spirit and transit.  Nick Fornicoia is the class instructor.

            The bus panels were reviewed by MVTA staff, with winning entries from each class selected in the two categories.  First Period Winners were:  MVTA Category – senior Hannah Schwartz, daughter of Nick and Mary Schwartz of Apple Valley; School Spirit – sophomore Maggie Kennedy, daughter of Jill Kennedy and Kris Kennedy of Apple Valley.  Sixth Period Winners were:  MVTA Category – junior Devin Loosbrock, son of Laura and Steve Loosbrock of Apple Valley; School Spirit – junior Chris St. Clair, son of Sherri and Brad St. Clair of Apple Valley.  Seventh Period Winners were:  MVTA Category – senior Kaitlyn Turner, daughter of Molly and Jeff Turner of Eagan; School Spirit – Guadalupe Lima.  The students received a $25 gift certificate to Best Buy for their efforts and all participating students received an “actual size” panel of their work.  All panels are installed on MVTA buses operating throughout the seven cities served.

            As part of their class, students were to complete a project using software such as Photoshop, along with a variety of graphics and images.  The MVTA had the panels printed and dry mounted by Cornerstone Copy Center, for display on the interior of MVTA buses. 

            “It is so much fun to see the creative efforts of today’s students,” said Robin Selvig, MVTA Customer Service Manager.  “Students are very sophisticated in using graphic tools and techniques to complete their projects.  We hope it is fun for the students to receive life-size copies of their bus panels and we invite them to ride the buses to see their work,” she said.     

            This project is part of a strategic partnership between the MVTA and area schools.  Other area high schools interested in participating in this program are invited to contact the MVTA.  Cornerstone Copy Center also participates by producing the panels for a reduced price.