Elizabethtown Area High School sophomore Veronica Mautner received an honorable mention at the 10th grade level for her art submission into the 2018 NASA Langley Student Art Contest. Mautner was the only student from Pennsylvania to receive an award in the prestigious national competition.
A panel of five highly qualified judges from the art community selected the work they felt best represented this year’s theme, “The Next 100 Years.” Each piece was evaluated on originality, interpretation of subject matter/theme, creative techniques, composition, and overall art appearance. The research center in Virginia considers the art contest an important part of public outreach for the space program.
The theme “The Next 100 Years” comes from the fact that Langley is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Although NASA did not exist 100 years ago, Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1915 and the Langley Research Center was started by NACA.