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TOL PR 2016-12-14 Paint the Plow winner Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release December 14, 2016 Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 J. Lupton Middle School Wins 2016 “Paint the Plow” Contest Friends of Leesburg Public Arts presented J. Lupton Simpson Middle School with a $100 prize for the school’s “Festival of Lights” winning entry. Leesburg, VA (December 14, 2016) – Students from J. Lupton Simpson Middle School created the winning entry in the Town of Leesburg’s 2016 “Paint the Plow” contest. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art announced the winner and recognized all participants at the Leesburg Town Council meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Four Loudoun County Public Schools in Leesburg participated in the second annual “Paint the Plow” public art project, sponsored by the Leesburg Commission on Public Art and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts. The 2016 theme was “Holidays” and the four entries were:  Chinese New Year, by Tuscarora High School  Earth Day, by Harper Park Middle School  Festival of Lights, by J. Lupton Simpson Middle School  Pi Day, by Smart's Mill Middle School The painted snow plow blades were featured in the Kiwanis Halloween Parade and the Christmas & Holiday Parade. Members of the public could vote for their favorite design in an online survey. The Simpson Middle School entry garnered 374 votes out of 1,071 total votes cast. # # #