VITAC And WPSD Celebrate 29th Annual Holiday Art Contest

By: David Titmus
Red lantern and pine cones in the snow

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VITAC is thrilled to unveil our annual holiday card, made possible through our wonderful partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented teachers and students.

Each year, for the past 29 years, students from WPSD create artwork around a suggested theme – this year’s theme was “Home for the Holidays” – and send their finished pieces to us. The artwork is shared with all of our employees, who then vote for their favorite. We choose multiple finalists and a grand-prize winner each year.

VITAC visited the school last Friday to personally recognize each of those students with a gift card during a presentation at the school’s holiday assembly. VITAC also made a donation to the school’s art department.

Below is the final card design (and a picture of all of the very talented student artists) that was shared with VITAC clients and colleagues. (Click here to see all of the colorful, festive entries.)

VITAC Holiday card, reading "From Our House to Yours, VITAC Wishes You the Sweetest Holiday Ever" Group photo of all the student artists

The day also featured WPSD’s annual holiday show. This year’s performance was “Home Alone” – the classic comedy about an 8-year-old accidentally left behind from his family vacation, and his clever tricks to safeguard his home from a pair of con men.

WPSD’s holiday performances are always top-notch, and this year’s production lived up to expectations with a great, funny cast, cool stage designs, and some fun screen projections and special effects!

Scenes from the school's "Home Alone" play

Congratulations to all of the WPSD holiday art winners as well as the performers, stage crew, and set design teams that produced such an awesome show! We always are impressed with the great artistic skill and creativity demonstrated by the students at WPSD.

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. WPSD, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019, provides quality educational services and a complete extracurricular program to deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through grade 12.