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Paint the Plow

Paint the Plow is a community outreach program in which students are invited to paint a PennDOT snow plow blade with original artwork to represent their individual school. In addition to being visible when in full service during the winter-weather months, the blades will be used within the school's community to enhance public awareness, promote safety, and foster greater appreciation of both PennDOT and the school's art program.

The program is open to high schools and career technical schools in each of PennDOT District 9's six counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset. Elementary schools in Huntingdon County may also participate. School Guidelines 2019.pdfSchool Application 2019.pdf (PDF) have been sent to schools and must be returned to PennDOT by June 28.

Once the plow blades are delivered to the schools, they will paint the plows with a winter safety theme. The 2019 theme is "Don't Rush in Ice and Slush." Entries will be judged through a voting process wherein a panel of judges will vote on the plows in each county. There also will be a "Fan Favorite" determined through a Facebook campaign that is open to the general public.

When the contest is over, the blades will be mounted to a plow truck in the areas of the respective school districts.

For more information on the program please contact Tara Callahan-Henry at or by calling 814-696-7101.

2019 Participating Schools

Bedford County

Bedford High School

Bedford County Technical Center

Everett Area School District

HOPE for Hyndman Charter School

Tussey Mountain High School

Blair County

Central High School

Cambria County

Admiral Peary AVTS

Blacklick Valley High School

Cambria Heights High School

Central Cambria High School

Conemaugh Valley High School

Forest Hills High School

Northern Cambria High School

Portage Area High School

Richland High School

Fulton County

McConnellsburg High School

Southern Fulton High School

Huntingdon County

Juniata Valley High School

Southern Huntingdon County High School

Somerset County

Berlin Brothersvalley High School 

Conemaugh Township High School

Somerset County Technology Center

Turkeyfoot Valley Area High School

Windber Area High School