Green Hope High School student Cameron Fitz is being recognized for placing third at the national level in the 2017 Aviation Art Contest. Fitz, 17, placed second in this year’s state competition, sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation.
Fitz’s artwork was sent to Switzerland, where it will now compete in the international contest.
“Cameron’s artwork is an impressive representation of the theme ‘Beyond the Clouds,’” said Division of Aviation Director Bobby Walston. “We are proud to see a North Carolina student advance to the international contest.”
The artwork for the national competition was judged for originality, creativity and use of the theme. Winners will receive ribbons and a framed reproduction of their artwork.
The national competition’s panel of judges included former U.S. Representative to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and former NASA Education Coordinator Debbie Gallaway, educator and artist Margaret Finch, National Aeronautic Association Director of Awards and Events Stephanie Berry, and Smithsonian Institution National Air & Space Museum Specialist and Photographer Carolyn Russo.
The top finishers in each category of the national contest include:
- First Place: Katherine Lee, New Jersey
- Second Place: Gabriel Sanedrin, California
- Third Place: Oliver Chen, New York
- First Place: Sophia Shin, California
- Second Place: Jennifer Meng, Michigan
- Third Place: Kelly Xu, Texas