By Submitted Story on February 27, 2013
Two elementary school students from Moyock and Jarvisburg elementary schools were among the top finishers in their categories in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation’s 2013 North Carolina Aviation Art Contest.
Michelle Mixon of Jarvisburg Elementary School, finished third in the Intermediate category for students ages 10-13 with her painting of a blimp flying over a city.
Kaeleigh Difloure, from Moyock Elementary School was named an honorable mention in the intermediate category with her drawing of a group of hot air balloons.
Difloure and Mixon’s entries are among seven that will represent North Carolina in the national contest, sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University of Prescott, Ariz., the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education.
The national winners will advance to the international competition sponsored by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, which was established in 1905 to promote air sports.
This year’s theme was “My Favorite Air Sport,” which included activities such as aerobatics, flying model aircraft, experimental aircraft, ballooning, general aviation, gliding, hang gliding and paragliding, and parachuting. Judges looked for originality, adherence to the theme and overall aesthetics.