VITAC and WPSD Celebrate 27th Annual Holiday Art Contest

by: David Titmus

WPSD Award Winners

VITAC is proud to celebrate 27 years of a wonderful holiday partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented teachers and students.

VITAC holiday cardFor nearly three decades, WPSD students have created artwork around a holiday theme, with their art prominently featured on VITAC’s holiday cards to clients and associates.

This year’s design theme centered around holiday ornaments, and we received many creative, colorful, and festive submissions. The individual pieces were then shared with VITAC employees across the country, who, as in years’ past, were charged with the very difficult task of choosing their favorites.

VITAC Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco and Public Relations Manager David Titmus visited the school late last week to meet the winners. This year, we selected multiple finalists and a grand-prize winner, with each receiving an award certificate and gift card, during the school’s holiday program. VITAC also made a donation to the WPSD art department.

The day also featured WPSD’s annual holiday musical production, “The Year Without a Santa Claus.” The production, which played before a packed auditorium, was terrific – the performances, costumes, sets, and sound were all top-notch – and we are very thankful for the chance to see it.

Coldmeiser and student chorus

More photos of the event can be viewed at WPSD’s Facebook page.

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf — part of the largest comprehensive center for deaf education in Pennsylvania —is a non-profit, tuition free school that offers students an all-inclusive communication/language environment. Founded in 1869, WPSD provides quality educational services and a complete extracurricular program to deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through grade 12.