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.pdf, School 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 814-696-7101.
2019 Participating Schools
Bedford High School
Bedford County Technical Center
Everett Area School District
HOPE for Hyndman Charter School
Tussey Mountain High School
Central High School
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
McConnellsburg High School
Southern Fulton High School
Juniata Valley High School
Southern Huntingdon County High School
Berlin Brothersvalley High School
Conemaugh Township High School
Somerset County Technology Center
Turkeyfoot Valley Area High School
Windber Area High School