Wayne County Schools’ digital banner shared at KSBA Conference
Wayne County Schools were included in a recent publication called the “Commemorative Banner Book” at the Kentucky School Boards Association 2022 Annual Conference.
Wayne County School District Student Webmaster Kelsey Patton, designed the graphic art banner to represent the local district which was used on signage at the conference, as well as being published in the booklet given to school board members from across the state.
Kelsey, the daughter of Brandy Patton, is a Junior at Wayne County High School. She is also a student at the Wayne County Area Technology Center. She has taken several business and marketing classes and is a member of FBLA. Just recently, she attended the FBLA competition held at Western Kentucky University where she participated in a graphic arts competition. She interns during one class period a day in the public information office at the District Services Center Building, feeding materials onto the SchoolPointe software program that are viewed on the school district website.
The display of student-designed banner artwork is one of the Kentucky School Boards Association’s oldest and fondest Annual Conference traditions. For many years, students in Tim Wither’s Wayne County High School Art-Video class designed and painted large canvas banners that were displayed at the Galt House in Louisville while the three-day conference was convening. The theme changed each year, so a new carefully crafted design was created by Withers and his students each winter.
The large beautiful banners that hung from the ceiling of the corridors at the hotel, have now been moved into the digital world, and reproduced in a commemorative publication that included images of the banners submitted by districts by the print deadline.
“We are really proud of Kelsey for seizing the opportunity to provide the electronic artwork that she created based on the conference theme, Connect the Dots,” said Public Relations Coordinator Linda Jones. “She was happy to participate and get some experience in the graphic arts field.”
“Colorful interpretations of the conference theme, unique as the districts from which they came, serve as a reminder of the connection between students and our members’ call to public service,” was written in the introduction to the publication. “KSBA, on behalf of our 857 members, is grateful to the talented students who contributed the designs and to the board members, administrators and educators who encouraged them.”
Digital banner for KSBA Conference
Kelsey Patton working on the digital banner for the KSBA Annual Conference