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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

April 18, 2016

Fourth-grader receives top award

DART's Art Contest Winners Announced

Kassandra Castañeda, a fourth-grader at Frank Guzick Elementary School in Dallas, is this year's Best of Show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) 2016 Student Art Contest.


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Castañeda's winning artwork themed "DART to discovery" will be recognized as the best of more than 2,200 entries at a Thursday, April 28, ceremony to be held at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) at 6 p.m. The artwork will be displayed on the side of a DART bus traveling across the agency's 13-city service area through September.

The Dallas Independent School District student's winning entry along with various grade-level first, second, third place and honorable mention winners can be seen at DART.org/artcontest and on display at the DMA from Tuesday, April 12, through Sunday, May 1.

North Texas students from kindergarten through 12th grade participated in this year's contest held annually to help promote the use of public transportation sponsored by DART and community partners Dallas Contemporary, Half Price Books, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Zoo and the DMA, along with media partners NBC-5, Telemundo-39, Dallas Morning News, Al Dia, Suburban Parent and DFW Familia.

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