Return to Headlines

Student creates artwork

Jordan Gilbert creates winning Onion Festival artwork. Jordan Gilbert, an 11th-grade graphic design student at PHS, recently created the artwork for the annual Onion Festival promotional materials.

“We always use student artwork for our promotional logo because it’s a way to recognize and celebrate our students,” superintendent Philip Anthony said.

She received a free T-shirt, featuring her art, as well as a $50 prize.

According to assistant superintendent Donald McIntyre, this project gives students the opportunity to create a real-world product using a real-world process.

McIntyre met with the graphic design students at PHS to explain what the Lions Club wanted to feature with this year’s Onion Festival T-shirt.

“Once I received some of the preliminary artwork, I met with the students again to explain that the ultimate end-goal needed to incorporate the images they created into a T-shirt design,” he said.

Students were using the Adobe Illustrator program to draw images, such as classic cars and an onion, on a computer.

“They started with a blank screen,” McIntyre said. “And through a several step process ended with images blended together to create a cool design that was used on our T-shirts.”