2010 grad designs winning 75th anniversary logo

Rachel Young may be a graduate of Frenship High School’s class of 2010, but she intends to be coming back to the area regularly enough.

She’ll have to in order to see her winning logo for Frenship’s 75th anniversary.

Young was among several FHS students who submitted a logo design for the anniversary in a contest this past spring.

“We could do whatever we wanted with it,” said Young, but she said she understood that a simple, traditional logo would be wanted.

“I saw that they wanted a simple but elegant look,” she said. So in her logo, she used a soft yellow instead of gold and muted the pictures while incorporating a diamond design that speaks to the 75 years the Frenship Independent School District has been in operation.

Young said she was bummed that the 75th didn’t happen to fall in her own senior year — but she said she was not quite so bummed that she’d want to stay in high school another year.

“It is kind of weird, thinking I’m not going to see most of these people again,” she said of her classmates. “I’m not going to have to come back to this school.”

But she said she will definitely come back to get pictures at Homecoming, when several events are being planned to celebrate the anniversary.

“I’m just glad I got to make the logo. That was a great opportunity,” she said.

Designing logos in the past year has also helped her decide on what she wants to do with her life. She knew art would be part of her future, since she’s been heavily into artistic endeavors for years.

“I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do in the art field, because I love animation,” she said. She became interested in graphic design when her uncle came to her to ask for a logo design for his business last year.

Working on the Frenship logo also helped set her mind, and she also learned a lot from the process. She used Photoshop CS3 to do the logo, but now she knows that she can use Adobe Illustrator for such projects in the future so it will be easier to make it bigger and smaller without it becoming pixelated.

Making the logo bigger and smaller is necessary, she said, because it will be used on billboards, T-shirts, bumper stickers and possibly even on the football helmets this season.

“That was really exciting for me,” she said.

Young will start college at West Texas A&M as a graphic design major this fall.

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