Phoenix-area teen to have artwork featured on Valley Metro transit
PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area high school student is earning some local recognition after her artwork was picked by Valley Metro to be showcased on transit systems across the Valley.
Lyndzi Ramos, a sophomore at Peoria High School, won this year’s transit wrap contest.
Her design, titled “Ride and Shine,” will be featured on a bus and a light rail train for an entire year.
Ramos said in a press release that this honor meant so much to her because “art means the universe to me.
“One drawing can be so powerful. My goal is to tell a story that will move people through my art.”
The Valley teen was notified of her win after a Valley Metro bus pulled up to her school for a special unveiling ceremony on Wednesday — completely decked out in her artwork.
“Public transit helps our communities by bringing people together,” Ramos said in the release.
“It brings people with different backgrounds and various ages together. I used bright colors to illustrate how public transit contributes to society and a brighter future.”
Peoria Councilmember and Valley Metro board member Jon Edwards said Ramos’ design “really captures the diversity of the Phoenix metro area and will now capture the attention of thousands as it travels across the Valley.”
Ramos beat out nearly 100 students across the Valley to be awarded the honor.
Ruben Escobar Reyes of Marcos de Niza High School and Brant Bloxom of Desert Mountain High School received second and third place for their designs.