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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. Application information (PDF) has been sent to schools and must be returned to PennDOT by June 29.

Once the plow blades are delivered to the schools, they will paint the plows with a winter safety theme. The 2018 theme is "Know Before You Go." 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.

2018 Participating Schools

Bedford County

Bedford High School

Everett Area School District

Northern Bedford County High School

Tussey Mountain High School

Blair County

Bellwood-Antis High School

Central High School

Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center – Visual Arts (2 Plows)

Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School

Cambria County

Admiral Peary AVTS

Bishop Carroll High School

Bishop McCort High School

Blacklick Valley High School

Cambria Heights High School

Conemaugh Valley High School

Ferndale Area High School

Forest Hills High School

Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center (2 Plows)

Northern Cambria High School

Penn Cambria High School

Portage Area High School

Richland High School

Fulton County

Forbes Road School District

McConnellsburg High School

Southern Fulton School District

Huntingdon County

Huntingdon Careeer and Technology Center

Juniata Valley High School

Southside Elementary

Southern Huntingdon County High School

Standing Stone Elementary School

Stone Valley Community Charter School

Youth Forestry Camp #3 (non-judged)

Somerset County

Somerset Senior High School

Shanksville-Stonycreek High School

Rockwood Area High School

Windber Area High School