Newsmaker: Tyler Kozar |

Newsmaker: Tyler Kozar

Tom Fontaine

Age: 19

Residence: Downtown

Family: Parents, Robin and Ken; older brother

Education: Kozar graduated from Latrobe High School and Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Noteworthy: Kozar is one of five national finalists in Kellogg’s Pop-It-Forward competition. Contestants were asked what they’d do if they had 1 million Pop-Tarts. Kozar said he’d “build a tribute to pop art” by using icing to screen-print images onto the toaster pastries in the style of artists such as Andy Warhol, Burton Morris and Shepard Fairey. Fellow Art Institute students and local artists would help complete the project. People can vote once a day for their favorite entries Monday through Friday at Facebook’s The winner will be announced Dec. 15.

Quote: “I like doing a lot of work with nonprofits, design-wise, but I wanted to do something different. This is something I never expected.”

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