Terri Sindelar Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

(Phone: 202/453-8400)

May 29, 1992

Cecelia Blalock Young Astronaut Council, Washington, D.C. (Phone: 202/682-1984) RELEASE: 92-78 OUTER SIGHT STUDENT ART CONTEST WINNERS SELECTED NASA and the Young Astronaut Council today announced the 12 winners of the International Space Year 1992 (ISY) student space art contest, Outer Sight. Over 1,800 school children in grades K through 9 entered the competition to capture ISY's spirit of world-wide celebration of space cooperation and discovery by expressing their vision of future space exploration and discovery. The overall winner of the competition is second grader and home-schooler Jonathan Hester from Wilson, N.C. Jonathan's design depicts young astronauts from around the world holding hands in space. He will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 1992 Young Astronaut Council ISY Educators' Conference, which will be held Oct. 8-12, in Orlando, Fla. His winning poster will be introduced at the opening ceremonies of the conference which more than 1,500 teachers and students are expected to attend. The other eleven winners and their designated grade categories are as follows:

Grade category K-3: Emily Lauter, grade 3, Lincoln Elementary, Brainerd, Minn.; Andrea Noe, grade 2, Hawes Elementary, Ridgewood, N.J.; and a collaborative effort from Amanda Nolan, Lauren Machen, Brandon Ferronto and Elizabeth Kitsch, grade 3, Weymouth Township School, Dorothy, N.J. - more -2Grade category 4-6: Samantha Aigner, grade 4, McClellan School, Pittsburgh, Penn.; Teri Terrell, grade 5, Windy Hill Elementary, Jacksonville, Fla.; Brennan Maupin, grade 6, Harencroft Elementary, Olathe, Kan.; and Heather Scor, grade 4, Lakeland School, Syracuse, N.Y. Grade category 7-9: John Kulluck, grade 8, LaCanada High School, LaCanada, Calif.; David Kowalski, grade 7, Derby Intermediate School, Derby, Conn.; Chris Miller, grade 9, Saint Xavier High School, Louisville, Ky.; and Catherine Carter, grade 9, Garrison Forest School, Long Green, Md. Each winner will receive a certificate and trophy in honor of their accomplishment. The Outer Sight art contest was officially announced by President Bush on Jan. 24, 1992 at a White House event to kick-off the International Space Year. Judges met May 27 to select the top winning designs. The panel included Astronaut and NASA Assistant Deputy Administrator Charles Bolden; NASA's Director of Fine Arts and Graphics, Bob Schulman; NASA's Education Program Manager Muriel Thorne; former Curator of Art at the National Air and Space Museum, James Dean; artist Ron Miller, and Young Astronaut Council President T. Wendell Butler. "The students demonstrated a wide array of creativity," states Bob Schulman, "I was impressed by the individuality and uniqueness of each of the twelve winners. I congratulate and applaud their outstanding accomplishments." T. Wendell Butler adds, "Children are natural artists,

and space travel began in the imagination of artists. It's a natural logical thing to take a subject like this and explore it through visual media." The top winning design is on display at the NASA Headquarters Auditorium located on the sixth floor at 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C., and will be available for viewing May 30 through June 5. All twelve winning posters will be displayed at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum later in the year. - end EDITORS NOTE: A photograph of the winning design is available to media representatives by calling NASA Headquarters Audio/Imaging Branch on 202/453-8375. Color: 92-HC-346 B&W: 92-H-392