New Stanley Students’ Art Unveiled on KCK Street Sweeper 

May 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications & Marketing, (913) 279-2225

Congratulations to New Stanley Elementary School 5th Graders Julian Bush, Alex Rincon and Diego Heraldez Dessens on designing the art that now appears on a street sweeper for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

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Classmates were present as the youth were congratulated on their winning design by Mayor Mark Holland, Principal Ryan Most, County Commissioner Angela Markley and Vice President of Key Equipment and Supply Jeff Miles on Tues., May 30, at the school. Julian, Alex and Diego’s artwork includes images of green fields along a stream on the sides of the street sweeper and on the front two young individuals cleaning up a park.  There are two slogans on the street sweeper created by the students, “Throw your trash away the correct way,” and “Your small steps will save the environment.”  Also, on the sides and front of the street sweeper along with the graphics are images of the students’ original art submissions. 

How did this art project happen, you may be asking?

Earlier this school year, New Stanley partnered with Key Equipment Co., a local business that provides large equipment to cities and towns.  In this case, the company was tasked with providing new street sweepers to the Unified Government.  The company had provided street sweepers previously, which you may have seen around town with special decorations.

Miles made a presentation to the 5th graders at New Stanley about being 'green,' storm water, waste water, water treatment, polluting, and littering.  Then he gave the students the opportunity to come up with designs and slogans for the new street sweeper to be presented to the Unified Government Board of Commission.  Six students’ designs were selected by the students and staff of New Stanley and submitted to Miles to be included in his presentation to the Board of Commission.  Aspects of Julian, Alex and Diego’s designs were selected to be included on the new street sweeper. At a future Board of Commission meeting the students will be recognized with a plaque for their contributions to the street sweeper’s artistic look.

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Be sure to be on the lookout for this beautifully decorated street sweeper as it cleans the streets of Kansas City, Kansas this summer and reminds us all about the importance of protecting the environment.

Great job Julian, Alex and Diego!

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242