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First place - Edward Hwang, Fiske School, Lexington

First place- Edward Hwang, Fiske School, Lexington

The MassDOT Aeronautics Division recently held judging at the state level for the 2016 International Aviation Art Contest “Air Spots in Harmony with Nature.”

Nine Massachusetts students winning art work has been forwarded to the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) in Washington, D.C. for the national judging to be held in March.

First place - Jidapa Janpathompong, Fiske School , Lexington

First place – Jidapa Janpathompong, Fiske School , Lexington

The top national entries from the United States will then be forwarded on to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) in Switzerland for judging to determine top International honors in April.

The Massachusetts art winners in the three categories are listed below.

Category I ages (6-9)

• First place – Edward Hwang, Fiske School, Lexington
• Second place – Nicholas Allen, Martin Luther King K-8 School , Boston
• Third place – Sophie , Saint Stanislaus School, Fall River

First place– Benjamin Rivera-Concannon , Plymouth So. High School , Plymouth

First place– Benjamin Rivera-Concannon , Plymouth So. High School , Plymouth

Category II ages (10-13)

• First place – Jidapa Janpathompong, Fiske School , Lexington
• Second Place – Jinn Janpathompong, Fiske School , Lexington
• Third place – Ashli Dominique, Martin Luther King K-8 School , Boston

Category III ages (14-17)

• First place – Benjamin Rivera-Concannon , Plymouth So. High School , Plymouth
• Second place – Chloe Basile, Plymouth So. High School , Plymouth
• Third place – Emily Hoar, Plymouth So. High School , Plymouth

Students will receive certificates of recognition from the MassDOT Aeronautics Division. Aeronautics Division Administrator Jeff DeCarlo extends his congratulations to all the students who entered this year’s art contest.

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