Go Places, Go SamTrans showcases Art Takes a Bus Ride winners

Anita Lam captures grand prize with balloon words creation

Anita Lam drew word balloons to capture the grand prize in the SamTrans annual county-wide student art competition, Art Takes a Bus Ride.  Lam, a fifth grader at Foster City Elementary, Foster City, CA, best illustrated the theme, Go Places, Go SamTrans, showing each passengers destination.

SamTrans judges selected the winning entries by artists kindergarten to fifth grade were selected from more than 300 submissions from 18 San Mateo County schools.

The winning entries of all the artists will be featured on ad cards inside SamTrans buses and on the outside of the SamTrans Art Bus that will provide regular revenue service throughout the SamTrans service area for the next year.

The winning entries featured children riding SamTrans to the beach, the zoo, the park and grandma and grandpa’s house.  The young artists used a variety of media, including watercolor, foil, acrylic paint, crayon and colored pencil.

The winners received a SamTrans Summer Youth Pass, a certificate and a framed copy of the bus ad card that displays their art, as well as an assortment of art supplies.

Winning Entries

Grade K-1 Winning Entries

Makena Pereira, first grade
Central Elementary, Belmont
Teacher: Mrs. Jan Switick

Aniket Hingnekar, first grade
Central Elementary, Belmont
Teacher:  Mrs. Schroeder

Grade 2-3 Winning Entries

Brandon Gee, third grade
Sandpiper Elementary, Redwood City
Teacher:  Ms. Watson

Julia Everson, third grade
Roosevelt Elementary, Burlingame
Teacher:  Mrs. Yanez-Vierra & Ms. Janc

Grade 4-5 Winning Entries

Maddie King, fourth grade
La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park
Teacher: Ms. Heather Ostrom

Grand Prize Winner

Anita Lam, fifth grade
Foster City Elementary, Foster City
Teacher:  Ms. Lalosh