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JM Student Presents Logo Sketches to City Council

From left: Tristan McKeag and JM Drafting teacher Todd Morris show off Tristan’s four different proposed logos.

John Marshall High School student Tristan McKeag recently provided Moundsville City Council with illustrations to consider when choosing a new city logo.

Tristan designed the logos by utilizing the CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software he learned to use as a student in the Career & Technical Education Drafting program at JM. Drafting is a part of the state’s Simulated Workplace program which encourages students and instructors to get involved in the community and industry through partnerships.

Tristan read an article in the Moundsville Daily Echo that mentioned Moundsville City Council is looking to institute a new city logo. That lead Tristan to ask Moundsville Council member Ginger DeWitt, who works as an aide at John Marshall High School, how he could submit designs.

DeWitt invited him to attend a meeting, to address council members, once he had his idea for a new logo ready. It took Tristan an entire school week to complete the project. Day one was spent brainstorming ideas and the other four days were used to design. The logos Tristan drew coincide with the proposed city slogan of “Unlocking the Future.”

After his presentation to council, Tristan was asked to bring his four logo samples to an upcoming subcommittee meeting for further consideration.

Tristan serves as the shop foreman in his senior Drafting class. He will attend Pittsburgh Technical College after high school graduation to study Mechanical Engineering Technology.

A closer look at the logos Tristan designed.