Walnut Springs Students Take Part in ODOT’s Paint the Plow Project


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Walnut Springs Middle School students came up with a number of creative designs that were painted on ODOT snowplows. 

 

 

 

Snowplows are a welcomed site during winter months in Central Ohio, but this year they might even bring a smile when drivers see how local students have used their creativity to adorn them with colorful paintings. 

Students in Maria Soisson’s classroom at Walnut Springs Middle School have been working for several weeks on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Paint the Plow project.  They created designs, calculated the amount of paint needed (by using area then estimating percent of project for each color), found the enlargement ratio needed to maximize the plow canvas, and figured out how big to make their portion of the design on the plow.  After that, they painted!  And the results are spectacular. 

The Paint the Plow community outreach initiative was first introduced in 2012 in an effort to enhance awareness, promote safety, and foster appreciation of both ODOT and school art.