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WACTC Students’ Designs Vying for Rocky Point Specialty Plate Nod

One of three WACTC students' designs winning the most votes will be used for the Rocky Point Specialty license plate.
One of three WACTC students’ designs winning the most votes will be used for the Rocky Point Specialty license plate.

WARWICK, RI — Warwick Area Career & Technical Center students were asked to develop designs for the new Rocky Point license plate, established last year by Rep. Joe Solomon Jr., and three submissions are waiting on your vote.

Working with the board of The Rocky Point Foundation, three students brought their designs to completion and compliance with Rhode Island Department of Transportation standards:

Meaghan Marcus (Toll Gate High School,) designed the “Arch Focus” plate, with Rocky Point’s arch on a blue background fading to red, with seagulls soarning on the right:

Meg's license plate contest submission, "Arch Focus".
Meg’s license plate contest submission, “Arch Focus”.

Skye Whelpley (West Warwick High School,) designed the “Walking the Path” plate, with the Rocky Point Arch on the left, pictured in full casting a shadow, the walking path that runs past it detailed in the rest of the drawing:

Skye Whelpley's "Walking the Path" plate.
Skye Whelpley’s “Walking the Path” plate.

Anthony Lescarbeau (West Warwick High School,) designed the “Sunset Bridge View” plate, with a view of the Rocky Point Arch straight-on in front of a sunset:

Anthony Lescarbeau 's "Sunset Bridge View" plate.
Anthony Lescarbeau ‘s “Sunset Bridge View” plate.

“We can only select one of these designs for the official Rocky Point Foundation license plate. Let us know which one you’d most like to see on your car and on cars across the Ocean State,” the Rocky Point Foundation said on their website’s contest voting page, where an online poll is collecting votes for the winning design.

The design with the most votes will be used on new licesne plates available to RI residents. As with other specialty plates, the Rocky Point Foundation plate would include a $40 issuance surcharge for those individuals ordering them, with $20 going to the Rocky PointFoundation and $20 to the state’s general fund. A $10 surcharge for annual renewal of the plates would go directly to the foundation.

Rocky Point is a place we all know and love,” said Representative Solomon when the legislation enabling the plates passed, “With theRocky Point Foundation trying so hard to preserve the spirit of Rocky Point, these license plates will give everyone the opportunity not only to support the foundation financially, but to show their pride and help preserve the memory of every Rhode Islander’s favorite summertime playground.”


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