Armstrong adopts high school logo
By Brad Pedersen
Published: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
The Armstrong Junior-Senior High School Riverhawks' new logo took flight during a special school board meeting on Thursday.
The primary logo, which is blue and orange, was designed by Oliver Outdoor Advertising of Ford City. It prominently features the word “Armstrong,” in blue block-lettering, above “River,” stacked on top of “Hawks,” in white lettering, outlined in blue and orange, which are tied together by a hawk's head on the right side.
The secondary logo, which does not feature any words, is a circular hawk head in blue and orange.
The board approved the new logos after a 7-0 vote. School board members D. Royce Smeltzer and Paul Lobby were absent.
Superintendent Stan Chapp said the district worked with several graphic design companies, art teachers and community volunteers to collect potential logos for the new building.
Ford City Junior-Senior High Principal Michael Cominos, who collected designs for the district, said officials solicited designs for several months.
“We gave them the specific colors and ideas about the bird,” Cominos said. “We wanted a fierce looking animal – something that would be appropriate for Armstrong.
“We wanted something that would be timeless.”
Cominos said Oliver Outdoor Advertising was one of five graphic designers who submitted logos for the new school. The district has not received a bill from the company, and Cominos said he is unsure if they will charge for the logo.
The new school, which officials hope to complete in June 2015, comes with a $55 million price tag, and will house approximately 1,775 students in grades seven through 12 from the Kittanning and Ford City areas.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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