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Press Release 93-26
 
 
Immediate
Mary Ann Peto
(Bus: 216/433-2902)

Students' "Space" Art Works Unveiled at NASA Lewis Research Center

Cleveland, OH -- On Saturday, May 8, 1993, students who participated in the North Coast Cable "Visions of Space" art contest will assemble at Lewis to learn which piece of art was chosen to be featured on 10 billboards in the Cleveland area during the month of June.

Congressman Louis Stokes, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA-HUD-Independent Agencies, and Congressman Eric D. Fingerhut and Congressman Martin R. Hoke, both of whom serve on the Space Science and Technology Committee, will participate in the program which begins at 11 a.m. in the main cafeteria.

"Cable is a high-tech industry with a deep commitment to education," said Vivian Goodman, director of communications for North Coast Cable. "With the launch of our newest channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, we have become aware of the fascination the space program holds for children. We are pleased NASA, Patrick Media and Delta Air Lines have joined us in encouraging high school students to explore their interest in space and science by participating in the Visions of Space Art Contest."

"To encourage students to use their imaginations and give them an opportunity to express themselves using crayons, paints or whatever medium they choose to depict space, is another way to get students involved in the space program," said JoAnn Charleston, deputy chief, Office of Educational Programs. Over 100 pieces of art work were submitted from nine Cleveland high schools.

The Grand Prize Winner and parent/guardian will get an all-expense-paid trip to Florida to witness a shuttle launch, a trip to Universal Studios and a $100 savings bond. Second and third prize winners will receive a $50 and $25 savings bond, respectively. All students and teachers will receive certificates of participation.

The contest was open to all high school students in the City of Cleveland and was sponsored by North Coast Cable, The SCI-FI Channel, Patrick Media, Delta Air Lines and NASA.

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