The entries that poured in from across the county were thoughtful, colorful and creative. Narrowing the field to three entries was difficult and choosing a final winner proved just as difficult.
“I’m so glad the kids have taken ownership in this, because it really is a center for them,” Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair said. “I hope when they are grown, they can tell their kids they were a part of creating this.”
The entries were turned over to the Daily Mountain Eagle’s staff and the top three choices were cleaned up by a graphic designer and published in the paper and online on Friday, March 29. From the feedback received from readers and staff votes a final winner was chosen.
The logo for the center was created by Barry Easterwood’s fifth grade class at T.R. Simmons Elementary School. Easterwood said the submission was a class project so no one student was credited with the design.
The other finalists — Alex Oliver, a fourth grader at Sipsey Elementary/Middle School, and Ginny Posey, a fourth grader at Cordova Elementary — are also to be commended for their outstanding entries.
District Attorney Bill Adair said discussions about ways to utilize the other designs and incorporate them into aspects of the WCCAC are underway. Many of the pieces of artwork will likely be displayed in the CAC building once a location is chosen and ready to begin operation.
“I respect the decision the Daily Mountain Eagle has made,” Adair said. “I can’t wait to bring prizes to the winners and have a pizza party for them.”
Adair also thanked Rastore Day Spa and the Jasper Bowling Center for donating prizes for the winners of the contest.
The official award will be made to the students next week and the CAC will begin using their new logo immediately.
To see all the entries from students, visit the Eagle’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mountaineagle.