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Washoe County School District K-12 Students Showcase Artistic Creativity on Local Taxi-Tops

Reno, Nev. (AUGUST 26, 2020) – Today the EDAWN Foundation and the Washoe County School District (WCSD) announced the ten winning schools in the 6th Annual Taxi-Top Design Competition.

Students were asked to create a taxi-top design representing “why the Greater Reno-Sparks region and Northern Nevada is a great place to live, work and play.” The three first-place winning designs, as seen below, will be displayed on Whittlesea taxis for a year and will receive $500 to offset the cost of much-needed classroom art supplies. One winner was selected from each category of school; high school, middle school, and elementary.

Additionally, the EDAWN Foundation members expanded the contest last year to include awarding the top seven runners up designs with $500 for their art classrooms. The seven “Runners Up” art entries can be seen here.

The ten winning designs included students from Huffaker Elementary, Pleasant Valley Elementary, Sparks Middle School, Coral Academy of Science, Swope Middle School, Damonte High School, Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology, Hug High School and North Valleys High School.

Winners were selected by members of the Arts Community and the EDAWN Foundation. Students, teachers, family and community guests attended the press conference award ceremony, held at the Washoe County School District Administration building in Reno.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year’s competition with special recognition to the following first-place winning schools:

Damonte High School – Haven Flores

  • A beautiful design utilizing watercolors to reflect the waters of the Truckee River!

Sparks Middle School – Shahriya Jhomo

  • A lovely depiction of Lake Tahoe showing breadth of experience to be found!

Huffaker Elementary – Reese Hansen

  • Dynamic colors host a representation of the annual balloon races!