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Student artwork to be exhibited at museum

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  • By Sarah Swan
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
More than 125 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S Air Force during the 31st Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from March 31 through April 27.

Student artists from both private and public schools in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties created artwork based on the theme "Presidential Aircraft," and there have been some amazing creations submitted to the museum's Education Division.

Students were encouraged to research what types of presidential aircraft are displayed within the museum's Presidential Gallery and the presidents they served. Student artists also could depict one or more presidential aircraft and/or presidents outside the realm of the museum's collection. This competition provided local students with the opportunity to express themselves, artistically, while at the same time celebrating the United States of America, numerous presidents and the aircraft they used.

Student artwork on display was judged in seven grade-based categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and special needs grades K-6 and 7-12.

The exhibit may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily behind the SR-71 and B-2 aircraft in the museum's Cold War Gallery.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.