ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — April 26, 2007 — A DoDEA student received top honors for her entry in the National Museum of the United States Air Force Annual Student Aviation Art Competition. Katherine Steging, a 5th grade student at Yokota West ES, in Japan received fist place honors in her category of Grades 4-6.
Steging is the only DoDEA student in the competition to receive top honors in her category. Entries for this competition were judged in seven categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, and special education grades K-6 and 7-12. The contest was open to students from DoDEA and public schools. Katherine is the daughter of Lt.j.g. Nicholas and Raquel Steging.
This was the 24th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. This year's program celebrated the 60th anniversary of the creation of the United States Air Force and student artists were asked to create artwork that depicted one or more aspects of the Air Force. Teacher Julia Poston assisted Katherine in submitting her entry.
More than 130 pieces of art created by local students and by students attending schools in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will be on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force during its 24th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. Finalist's images will be printed for the competition at the National Museum for the United States Air Force. These will be on display from March 31 through May 6, 2007. Awards will be determined at a ceremony and reception on April 29, 2007.
For more information on DoDEA's participation, contact Dr. Mark Bignell, Instructional Systems Specialist, Fine Arts at (703) 588-3114.
For more information from the National Museum of the United States Air Force, contact Sarah Parke at the Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 332.