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Alliance art students spray paint mural for BNSF engineers

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Instead of being told not to graffiti, some high schoolers in KOTA Territory were encouraged to spray paint.
Workers with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway contacted the Alliance High School art class after they decided to have a graffiti-type mural at their workplace.

Students accepted the challenge to create a design on a 16 foot long by 8 foot high wall.

Sophomore Sage Macke says he was excited to head the project, not only to help his community but to be a voice for the art of his generation.
"A lot of people look at kind of our classes right now as a generations like they don't really contribute to much and like they don't want to try their best to do what they want to do. I want to just kind of prove that we're there still and that we want to do as good as we can do on the project," said Macke.
BNSF Chief Clerk Steve Trebilcock says safety is a top priority for BNSF and he noted that employees wanted students to design a mural relating to that theme.
"Graffiti is always on train cars, as you go by them you see it all the time. So that's where the graffiti theme came from. Let's put it inside and let's do something that the kids can have fun and legally do graffiti on and that's how we got inspired," said Trebilcock.
Employees placed the mural indoors at the Alliance BNSF location once the design dried.
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