Digital Arts class creates planbook designs
Biology teacher Leslie Blaha and Digital Arts teacher Jacqueline Armstead-Thomas organized an ongoing planbook design contest for Blazers.
Blaha and a group of teachers, which varies each year, look at all the designs before narrowing them down. "Essentially, it's almost like a basketball tournament or March Madness, where we will narrow it down to a smaller group and then have to go through it and narrow down that group," Armstead-Thomas said. The teachers narrow down the entries to eight semifinalists.
These designs are put on display at the Spring Art Show every year. The designs are framed, numbered and voted on. Armstead-Thomas assisted in counting the votes last year. "I want to say I probably count close to a thousand tickets," she said. First place winners are featured on the student planbook while second place winners are featured on the teacher planbook.
The competition gets tougher every year. "Because the designs are getting stronger and stronger every year, last year it was really hard to choose between the second and third place winners, so Ms. Blaha printed out both for the teachers," Armstead-Thomas said. Blaha and Armstead-Thomas look for school appropriate designs that have a sense of school pride, use school colors and exhibit originality.
The Spring Art Show will take place on Thursday, May 19 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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