Shared by IRPO: Winners of 2018 NC Aviation Art Contest Announced

Congrats to Alexandria Lois Anderson of Rutherfordton (Polk County Early College High) and all who participated!

RALEIGH – After receiving a record 1,246 entries, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Aviation Art Contest.

After two weeks of judging and voting, the winners across three age groups have been announced and can be seen below.  This year’s theme was “Flight into the Future.”

Junior Division (Birthday between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011):

  • 1st place: Victoria Raggio of Charlotte (Lake Wylie Elementary)
  • 2nd place: Tanav Repala of Charlotte (Providence Spring Elementary)
  • 3rd place: Augusto Perera of Durham (Healthy Start Academy)
  • 4th place: Beckham Case Clawson of McArdenville (Ida Rankin Elementary)
  • 5th place: Sriansh Lingidi of Cary (Mills Park Elementary)
  • 6th place: Sophie Cline of Kannapolis (Woodrow Wilson Elementary)
  • 7th place: Anvi Choudepally of Morrisville (Cedar Fork Elementary)
  • 8th place: Jessica H. Wu of Cary (Davis Drive Middle)
  • 9th place: Rushil Reddy of Cary (Chesterbrook Acedemy)
  • 10th place: Angelina Lu of Cary (Davis Drive Middle)

Intermediate Division (Birthday between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2007):

  • 1st place: Hong Suk Choi of Cary (West Cary Middle)
  • 2nd place: Jennifer Nguyen of Morrisville (West Cary Middle)
  • 3rd place: Isabel Chang of Cary (Davis Drive Middle)
  • 4th Place: Rebekah Readling of Davidson (Brawley Middle)
  • 5th Place: Madison Hight of Henderson (Oxford Preparatory High)
  • 6th place: Esther Lee of Raleigh (Pine Hollow Middle)
  • 7th place: Catherine Su of Apex (Mills Park Middle)
  • 8th place: Gabrielle Magner of Charlotte (Northwest School of the Arts)
  • 9th place: Rayne Williams of Winston-Salem (Speas Academy)
  • 10th place: Lauren Hodgson of Greenville (St. Peter Catholic)

Senior Division (Birthday between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2003):

  • 1st place: Hyunmin Ra of Fayetteville (Berean Baptist Academy)
  • 2nd place: Emma R. Kerns of Sherrills Ford (Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy)
  • 3rd place: Alexandria Lois Anderson of Rutherfordton (Polk County Early College High)
  • 4th place: Zhe (Helen) Zhang of Cary (Green Hope High)
  • 5th place: Vicky Liu of Lumberton (Robeson Early College High)
  • 6th place: Cassidy English of Lillington (Harnett Central High)
  • 7th place: Sarah Extrom of Lewisville (Ronald W. Reagan High)
  • 8th place: Xinyao (Lucy) Fu of Apex (Apex High)
  • 9th place: Micah “Caprice” Coffey of Lincolnton (Lincoln Charter)
  • 10th place: Jiayu Fu of Apex (Apex high)

In addition to winning cash prizes for themselves and their schools, the top three in each age division have had their artwork submitted to the National Aviation Art Contest.

The 1,246 entries this year represented 144 hometowns and 130 schools.  A total of 3,440 students have participated in the NC Aviation Art Contest over the last four years. Artwork from all finalists will be found on the NCDOT Flickr page.