Eastview High School Students
The students' "school spirit" and "transit" artwork was reviewed by the MVTA and winning entries were selected in the two categories. Winners from each of the three classes were: School Spirit - Sophomore Amanda Tran (Eagan); Senior Jonathan Mullen (Apple Valley); and Senior Dennis Tran (Eagan) and Transit - Sophomore Jake Nichols (Apple Valley); Junior Stephen Bergman (Apple Valley); and Junior Olivia Nichols (Apple Valley). The students each received a $25 gift certificate to Best Buy for their efforts.
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. Students were also given a copy of their final product.
"Today's students are so creative and sophisticated in using graphic tools and techniques to complete their projects," said program coordinator Robin Selvig, MVTA Customer Service Manager. Selvig added, "It is exciting to see what the students create and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with Eastview High School." Selvig added, "We hope its 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."
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.
MVTA is the public transportation provider for the businesses and residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Savage and Shakopee.