STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Once winter weather hits, you might spot some interesting hardware attached to plows. Students have left their mark, as part of a PennDOT contest.

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter outside PennDOT’s district office in Stroud Township. 

Students from seven Monroe County schools designed and painted snow plow blades as part of PennDOT’s ‘Paint the Plow’ contest. 

PennDOT designed this to remind students and drivers about roadway safety.

“We thought this was a new and innovative way to kind of get the safety message about winter safety to all the motorists out there and really engage the students in creative ways,” says Sean Brown, PennDOT Press Officer.

Monsignor McHugh students brought a bear to life. “It was really fun to have 6th, 7th and 8th as a community painting it all at once, pretty much,” says Taylor Pansy, 8th grade.

Eyewitness News reporter Brianna Strunk helped judge the contest Tuesday afternoon, and she says the decision wasn’t easy. 

But regardless of who scoops up first place, every one of these plow blades will be working on local roads this winter. “That would be really cool,” Pansy smiles.

JT Lambert Intermediate submitted two blades; one shows a monster, while the other depicts a snowman dodging a plow.

“I think the idea of seeing them go down the street is, I think they’d be so proud. And I think it’s been a really unique experience and a memorable one for all of them,” says Mercy Shemansky, art teacher.

Removing snow, while planting memories. 

PennDOT is tallying up the ten judges votes and will announce the winner sometime this week. The winning school will receive a special certificate. 

UPdate: Students from seven schools in Monroe County designed and painted “snow plow blades”.. as part of the competition.
     East Stroudsburg North High School” won its division.. as did JT Lambert Intermediate School.”
     Both schools will receive a special certificate.
Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk was a judge.