Schuyler Workmaster, an eleventh-grader at Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School, won Arlington County’s annual vehicle decal competition.

Workmaster’s design, which features a pastel drawing of the Rosslyn skyline and the Potomac River, will appear on more than 160,000 vehicles in Arlington County.

Workmaster wrote in her application submission that “The juxtaposition of the serenity of nature and the bustling city behind it shows that Arlington is both beautiful and cosmopolitan. My piece represents how different parts of Arlington come together to form one community.”

The winning decal design.

The winning decal design.

Photo courtesy of Arlington County

The other finalists were:

  • Tom Bolles, eleventh-grader at Washington-Lee High School, for his design, “Arlington is a Goal Post.”
  • Maddy Heinemann, eleventh-grader at Yorktown High School, for her design, “Summer Lights.”
  • Amy Kohan, eleventh-grader at Wakefield High School, for her design, “Honoring Our Arlington Heroes.”

Last October, the Arlington County Treasurer’s Office invited high school students who reside or attend school in Arlington to submit a design for the 14th annual competition. A citizens’ panel narrowed 191 submissions to the four finalists.

More than 3,600 residents ranked their selections in order of preference (first choice through fourth choice). “It’s hard to choose just one, so IRV allows voters to express a range of preference,” said county Treasurer Carla de la Pava.

Workmaster receives a cash prize of $750, while the three runners-up get $500 each. The Arlington Community Federal Credit Union supported the contest.


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