In our May 22 CSD Spotlight article, we shared news of Colchester High School student Nick Bezio winning his grade category’s top honor in the state for his submission to the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
And now Nick has been honored yet again—this time by the Vermont Department of Education for his logo design for its Green Mountain Star program.
Green Mountain Star is a web-based self-assessment and planning tool for schools that have been identified as needing improvement or restructuring. It will be used by schools all over the state to reflect on current practices and the work necessary to become more effective. The program has been in development at the Vermont Department of Education for about seven months, and its developers are confident that it will serve as a powerful tool to facilitate building relationships between educators and identifying priority areas for improvement.
The program’s developers, in the interest of showcasing student artwork, opened up the logo design contest to Vermont students, and Nick’s submission was selected for the program’s banner. “I wanted to incorporate green into the design as well as a star, and I created about ten different drafts before I came up with the final product,” Nick said. Nick will begin his senior year at CHS this fall. He is interested in studying marine biology or perhaps toxicology—with a minor in art—after his graduation next spring. He is also interested in investigating scientific illustration as a method of aligning his artistic talents with his scientific interests.
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