WHITMAN — Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak and Whitman-Hanson Regional High School art instructor Christina Maher are pleased to announce that two WHRHS students recently won a logo design contest for the district.
Jake Guiliani, a student in the WHRHS Computer Graphics class, won the contest to design the new logo for the Whitman-Hanson Preschool Academy. Mackenzie Flynn, from the school’s Art in Action Club, designed a logo that will be painted at the entrance to the preschool.
Maher teaches an Introduction to Computer Graphics course at the high school where students are introduced to the intersection of technology, aesthetics and communication. Toward the end of the semester-long course, students study corporate branding and are tasked with creating their own brand that includes designing a logo, packaging the design, advertising, and promotional products.
Maher will occasionally run contests to connect the students with authentic design challenges within the Whitman-Hanson community. Students consider how their artistic choices reflect their “client” and/or product and also the function of the design and how it will appeal to a target market.
Past designs included designing the Whitman-Hanson WILL logo and the Greater Brockton Prevention Collaborative’s Sticker Shock Campaign. Students also recently completed a new logo for the Whitman-Hanson Food Services Department that will debut next year.
“It is always important for students to take what they learn in class and apply it to real-world, practical situations,” Superintendent Szymaniak said. “This logo contest is a great example of students contributing to their greater school community and I congratulate all of the students who took part and won.”