Lincoln-Way West student takes first runner-up in 2018 Illinois Tollway Map Art Contest
Friday, December 1, 2017

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Lincoln-Way West student, Courtney Kurtz, was recognized for placing second in the 2018 Illinois Tollway Map Art Contest. This year’s contest theme was “Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial.”

Lincoln-Way West sophomore, Courtney Kurtz, was awarded 2nd place for her artwork and was recognized at the Tollway Board meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She received a $200.00 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials and $100.00 in gift certificates from MBRE, which manages all stores at the Tollway Oases.

The Illinois Tollway invited talented high school art students to design the cover art for the 2018 Illinois Tollway map. The contest was open to art students at any public high school in the 12 counties served by the Tollway. Any high school student enrolled in art class was eligible to enter. This year's contest saw close to 120 entries from over 25 high schools.

"Courtney is a very talented art student who works hard everyday, in and out of the classroom. It was wonderful to see that hard work and talent recognized at the Tollway Board meeting,” said Phil Labriola, District Art Department Chair.